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    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

    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
    Brandt Hockman Edward Jones 04/17/2020
    David Brunelle Edward Jones 05/15/2020
    Michael Wetrich Edward Jones 07/09/2020
     Donna K. Meador  Century 21  09/19/2020

     

    Questions

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

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