Peddlers & Solicitors License


  • Completed application with full corporate information.
  • A complete listing of the persons who will be soliciting in Rohnert Park.
  • Non-Profit organizations will be required to submit documentation from the Federal Government and/or State of California (Franchise Tax Board) verifying tax exemption status. NO EXCEPTIONS. Verification of corporate status does not qualify. This verification must be made to the Business License Department every year to remain eligible to conduct business in Rohnert Park.

Public Safety Department

Once the Business License application has been filled out and paid for at City Hall, make an appointment with Public Safety for Livescan/fingerprints.  A driver's license or similar photo ID must be presented at your Livescan appointment along with a copy of your Business License application. The hours for Public Safety Livescan service is Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Please phone 707 584-2661 for an appointment.  Once fingerprints are taken and notification is received, a photo ID permit must be obtained at the Public Safety Department, located at 500 City Center Dr.  Please phone 707 584-2650 for an appointment. The cost is $25.00 for licensed businesses and free for certified non-profit organizations.

The Public Safety Permit must be worn at all times while soliciting!!!! YOU MAY NOT SOLICIT WHERE A SIGN, SUCH AS "NO SOLICITORS" (OR SIMILAR SIGN) IS POSTED BY EITHER A CITIZEN ON HIS HOME OR A BUSINESS. Citizens must not be harassed or intimidated in any fashion. If we receive a complaint, you will be asked to leave and must do so.

Child Labor Practices

Businesses, whether licensed or non-profit, who use minors for soliciting must comply with all Federal and State laws governing child labor.

All children under the age of 16 are required to have proof of registration with the State Labor Commissioner in their possession at all times while soliciting.

The following rules MUST be obeyed:

  • Minors may not sell from any fixed location near or on any Street or Freeway, or entrances to such areas (including entrances to shopping areas).
  • Minors must work as a team. A minor may not solicit alone.
  • An adult must supervise (be near by and visible) minors who solicit.
  • Minors must be returned to their home or a specific location for a rendezvous with parents at the end of each working day.
  • Minors must be within 50 miles of their residence when soliciting.
  • Hours of solicitation must not exceed time limits on permit. (Please note restrictions on attached form.)

NOTE: You may obtain State registration forms from the Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement, Licensing and Registration Unit, P.O. Box 420603, San Francisco, CA 94124, or in person at 45 Fremont Street, Suite 3250.