Solicitor's License

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All solicitors must be licensed by the City of Ankeny.

View the list of licensed solicitors below. Residents are encouraged to ask peddlers, solicitors and transient merchants who may visit their home to display their license. 

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. 

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.

Name Company Expiration Date
Joshua Jorgensen TruGreen 06/01/2019
Lauren Rudd TruGreen 06/01/2019 
James Hawthorne TruGreen 06/01/2019
Andrew Niedermann TruGreen 06/01/2019
Allison Ver Steegt Edward Jones 06/26/2019
Matthew Knutson TruGreen  07/08/2019
Hannah Hasseltine TruGreen 07/08/2019
Michael Cooney A New Look 09/18/2019
Luke Boyd Edward Jones 09/20/2019
Brandt Hockman Edward Jones 09/20/2019
Curtis Brooks Edward Jones 09/20/2019
Matthew Swalm Iowa Home Consulting 09/30/2019
Andrew Chiovaro Super Storm Restoration 09/30/2019
Haylee Kroth The Outside Scoop 10/06/2019 
Jerry Gratopp Smokin Gs BBQ 10/08/2019
Thaer Tahu Taza Mediterranean Grill 10/11/2019
Nicholas Marler Pest Pro 10/14/2019
Bradley Bormann 515 Pi 10/18/2019
Bruce Riesberg Superstorm Restoration 10/25/2019
Jason Bell Superstorm Restoration 10/25/2019
Edward Miller Smokey D's BBQ 10/31/2019
Rob Brandt Rise Pest Control 11/01/2019
Desiree Kkabunde Mediacom 11/01/2019 
Steven Schulte Mediacom 11/01/2019 
Miranda Mickelsen Rise Pest Control 11/01/2019
Kimberly Cooper Rise Pest Control 11/01/2019
Hunter Wooten Rise Pest Control 11/01/2019
Megan Ware Rise Pest Control 11/01/2019
David Hukill The Big Chill LLC 11/06/2019
Shane Brown Easter Seals Sunnyside Express 11/08/2019
David Brunelle Edward Jones 11/15/2019
Midori Nakata Red Top Tacos 11/16/2019
William Snell Rise Pest Control 11/16/2019
Nathan Gorham Rise Pest Control 11/16/2019
Shirley Johnsen Roadside Relish 11/20/2019



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

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