Solicitor's License

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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

Hours:
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.

Name Company Expiration Date
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

Questions?

Please contact the City Clerk's Office at (515) 965-6400 .

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