Doing business door-to-door?
All peddlers, solicitors, or transient merchants must obtain a Solicitor's License from the City of Ankeny. The purpose of a Solicitor's License is to protect residents against fraud, unfair competition, and intrusion into the privacy of their homes.
If approved, each solicitor is required to keep their license in their possession at all times while conducting business in the City and be able to produce the license upon the request of prospective customers as evidence of compliance with the City's Municipal Code, Chapter 132.
Residents who encounter unlicensed solicitors are encouraged to fill a report with the Ankeny Police Department at (515) 286-3333.
Please refer to the City's Municipal Code for license application requirements and exemptions.
Download the Application
A non-refundable $20 application fee is required at the time of submission. Licenses can be obtained for a period of one day up to six months. Rates vary based on the length of the license.
Pursuant to the City's Municipal Code, hours of solicitation in the City of Ankeny are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Soliciting is not permitted on Sundays or national holidays.
Transient Merchant/Food Vendor vehicles are required to obtain an operational permit through the Fire Department.
File the License
When finished, please return the completed application in-person to:
City of Ankeny
City Clerk's Office - City Hall
410 W. 1st Street
Ankeny, IA 50023
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Solicitors Licensed by the City of Ankeny
The following is a list of vendors licensed to solicit in Ankeny. If a solicitor who is not on this list attempts to conduct business with you and fails to produce a valid solicitor's permit, please contact the Ankeny Police Department non-emergency number at (515) 286-3333 to file a report.
|Merike Errit||Southwestern Advantage||12/15/2017|
|Briane Lee Colwill||Monarch Lawncare||12/31/2017|
|Sidney Merryweather Stoker||Dish One||01/06/2018|
|Lauren Betts||Kona Ice of Ames and Ankeny||01/17/2018|
|Brandon Archer||Sweet Swirls||01/18/2018|
|Gabriel Renken||All American Turf Beauty||02/13/2018|
|Brett Bailey||American Exteriors, LLC||02/28/2018|
|Chyann Biddle||American Exteriors, LLC||02/28/2018|
|Michael Cooney||American Exteriors, LLC||02/28/2018|
|Ana Alheli Perez||Freihert, LLC - DBA Molcajetes||03/10/2018|
|Sergio Hermosillo||Freihert, LLC - DBA Molcajetes||03/10/2018|
|David Brunelle||Edward Jones||03/17/2018|
|Gerald Burkhart||Bryant Iowa LLC||03/18/2018|
|Jessica Miller||Irene's Wings & Things||03/21/2018|
|Richard Wright||Habitat for Humanity||03/28/2018|
|Jordan Perry||Habitat for Humanity||03/28/2018|
|Curtis Brooks||Edward Jones||04/29/2018|
|Allison Ver Steegt||Edward Jones||05/09/2018|
|Austin Keeney||Edward Jones||05/19/18|
Please contact the City Clerk's Office at (515) 965-6400 .