All solicitors, peddlers, and transient merchants are required to be licensed by the City of Ankeny. Residents are encouraged to ask peddlers, solicitors, and transient merchants who may visit their homes to display their City of Ankeny solicitor's badge.
Residents who encounter unlicensed solicitors are encouraged to file a report with the Ankeny Police Department at 515-286-3333.
Solicitors Licensed by the City of Ankeny
The following is a list of vendors licensed to solicit in Ankeny:
|April 1, 2024
|April 15, 2024
|June 18, 2024
|August 1, 2024
|Century 21 SRE
|August 8, 2024
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, option 5 to file a report.
All peddlers, solicitors and 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.
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.
Download a copy of the Solicitor's License Application (PDF).
File the License
When finished, please email the completed application to the City Clerk or return the completed application by mail or in-person to:
City of Ankeny
City Clerk's Office - City Hall
410 W 1st Street
Ankeny, IA 50023
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Please contact the City Clerk's Office at 515-965-6400.