Solicitor's Permit Application

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Applications and Photographing will only be received and/or conducted Mon-Fri (not including holidays) between 9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 4:00pm.

  1. Complete the application in its entirety and return. (Must present a valid photo I.D. and Social Security card with application)
  2.  Must have cash, check or money order made payable to the City of Lafayette in the amount of $25.00 per permit.
  3. Upon receipt of your application a background check will be completed in with the Lafayette Police Department.
  4. Your photo will be taken prior to issuance of a permit.
  5. Once all information is obtained your application will be processed within five business days or sooner.
  6. If your application is approved and a permit issued, the permit must be displayed at all times while soliciting with a valid I.D.

If issued the permit will be valid for 180 days. You must reapply for a new permit when the permit expires, if you wish to continue soliciting in the City of Lafayette.

Any permit applied for or issued pursuant to this chapter may be denied or revoked at any time by the Police Department for any of the following reasons:

  • Fraud, misrepresentation or false statement contained in the application for a permit;
  • Fraud, misrepresentation or false statement contained in the course of carrying on the activity authorized by such permit;
  • Violation of any provision of the municipal code chapter 4-4;
  • Conducting the activity authorized by the permit in an unlawful manner, or in such a manner as to cause a breach of the peace or as to constitute a menace to the health, safety, or general welfare of the public;
  • Conviction of any felony; conviction of or any misdemeanor involving theft, violence, drugs, crimes of a sexual nature, or of a trespassing nature; or finding of fact that if known would have prevented the initial issuance of the permit;
  • Failure to pay any judgment arising from or connected with the activities authorized by the permit.

The Police Department shall give written notice of the suspension or revocation of the permit the permittee either in person or by mail at the address listed on the permittee’s application.