Solicitor means any person traveling either by foot, motor vehicle, or any other type of conveyance from place to place, house to house, or street to street, taking or attempting to take orders for the sale of goods, wares, merchandise, for future delivery, whether or not such individual carries or exposes for sale a sample of the subject for sale.

Code Requirements

See Chapter 345 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code for information about solicitors.

Application Requirements

You must submit the following:

  • DSI Class R License Application
  • The name and address of the applicant.
  • A brief description of the nature of the business and the goods to be sold.
  • In the case of transient merchants, the place where the business is to be carried on.
  • If employed, the name and address of the employer.
  • The present place of business of the applicant.
  • If a vehicle is to be used, a description of the same, together with license number or other means of identification.
  • A photograph of the applicant showing the head and shoulders shall be taken by the license division at the time of application and annually at the time of renewal and shall be provided to the applicant on an identification badge.
  • The applicant's Minnesota sales tax permit number, and satisfactory proof that the statutory requirements for workers' compensation are complied with.
  • A $1,000 City of Saint Paul Uniform License and Permit Bond Each individual obtaining a Solicitor License must have a Surety Bond issued in their name.
    • Note: The bond must be obtained from an agency authorized to do business in the State of Minnesota.


The annual fee for a Solicitors License is $76.00


A Solicitor’s License will expire one year from the date of issuance and may be renewed annually.

Last Edited: September 7, 2023