Solicitor's Permit

Overview


The Town of Flower Mound requires that all solicitors obtain a permit to conduct such activity. Permit application documents are available at the Flower Mound Police Department - Records Section, 4150 Kirkpatrick. 2012 Sample Badge

Master Permits


A master permit with payment of a $75 fee and individual permits for those soliciting under the master permit with a $20 fee must be applied for once every six months. Solicitors that require a contract or the payment of any amount prior to delivery of merchandise or services must post a $5,000 surety bond with the Town of Flower Mound before a permit is issued. All solicitors must undergo a criminal background check before their permit can be approved. The application fees are non-refundable. To ensure that permits are issued without delay all solicitors should contact Police Records at 972-874-3328 for an appointment to complete the application process. Large groups of solicitors without an appointment may be asked to return at a later date to complete the application process.

Waiting Period


The waiting period for approval of a permit is 10 days from receipt of the application.

Exemptions


A permit is not necessary for the delivery of circulars or handbills. Additionally, civic, school, and religious groups are exempt from the permitting process.

Additional Details


  • All solicitors must wear the photo identification badge provided by the Police Department at all times while soliciting within Flower Mound’s jurisdiction.
  • Solicitation is allowed Monday through Saturday and is not permissible on Sunday or holidays. Solicitation is allowed after 9 am and all solicitation activities must end at 9 pm or after dark, whichever comes first.
  • Solicitation is not allowed on public property.

For More Information


For more information regarding solicitor's permit, please call Police Records at 972.874.3328. Police Records hours of operation are Monday - Friday from 8 am to 5 pm excluding holidays. The ordinance related to soliciting, canvassing, handbills may be found here.