Solicitors and Transient Merchants

Tips for Residents
The Glen Carbon Police Department issues all permits for door to door soliciting. These permits are issued per solicitor and must be carried at all times. Permits are good for 3 months. Once permitted, solicitors are allowed the following:

  • Solicit at any location, unless posted NO SOLICITING
  • Solicit between the hours of dawn to dusk
  • Solicit Monday through Saturday - no Sundays or Holidays 
Businesses Currently Registered with The Village of Glen Carbon (Spring 2017)
Below is a list of businesses with current solicitor permits issued by the Police Department. They will be printed on Village letterhead and have a photograph of the permit holder. They must be carried at all times and displayed upon request.

  • Edward Jones

  • Crown Exteriors

  • Aspen Contracting

  • Weedman Lawn care

  • Midtown Home Improvement

  • All Trades Restoration Company

  • Country Club Lawn and Tree

  • Innovation Construction

  • Innovative Home Solutions USA, LLC

  • Auto Dent Pros

  • Dent Headquarters

  • Advocate Construction

  • Innovative Construction & Roofing LLC
  • US Roofing
  • Tru Green Lawn Care

If a company does not have a solicitation permit or is not on this list, please contact Glen Carbon Police Dispatch at (618) 288-7226.

Solicitors Certificate

To obtain a Solicitors Certificate you must:
  • Complete Solicitor Request Form at Glen Carbon Police Department
  • Must appear in person with valid photo identification
  • Request form must be notarized
  • Back ground check is ran
  • Requester will be contacted with permission status
  • If approved, a fee of $25.00 (money order or cashier’s check only) per person will be collected
  • If approved, solicitor will be provided a photo certification form valid for 3 months

Transient Merchant

To obtain a transient merchant license, you must:
  • Complete the transient form
  • Certificate of registration under the Retailer’s Occupation Tax Act of Illinois
  • A complete inventory of the goods applicant intend to offer for sale
  • A list of all licenses to conduct business as a transient merchant or an itinerant vendor obtained by the applicant in this State in the twelve (12) months preceding the date of this application
  • Surety bond or cash deposit equal to 50% of the wholesale value of the merchandise intended to be offered for sale; however the minimum amount of the bond is $1,000.00 and the maximum amount of bond is $10,000.00
  • Must provide valid photo identification
  • Form must be notarized
  • A back ground check is performed
  • A non-refundable application fee payable to the Village of Glen Carbon in the amount of $100.00 (money order or cashier’s check only)

For anyone with questions regarding who are valid solicitor or merchants, please contact the Glen Carbon Police Department (618) 288-7226

Below is a list of businesses with current solicitor permits issued by the Police Department. They will be printed on Village letterhead and have a photograph of the permit holder. They must be carried at all times and displayed upon request.
Below is a list of businesses with current solicitor permits issued by the Police Department. They will be printed on Village letterhead and have a photograph of the permit holder. They must be carried at all times and displayed upon request.