A Solicitor Permit (PDF) must be obtained prior to soliciting and/or peddling goods in Whitemarsh Township. Soliciting Permits and Temporary / Transient Business Licenses are valid for 90 days from the date of issue. A company, individual, or association will be issued no more than 3 permits in 1 calendar year.
The fees are $100 (checks only) for a Soliciting Permit or Temporary / Transient Business License plus a $20 fee (checks only) per individual soliciting under the permit. Each individual will receive an identification card to be worn at all times during solicitation.
Permit Requirement Exceptions
Soliciting for charity (must be registered with the state), religious groups, and community youth organizations is exempt from permits. Check the Township Ordinance for more information.
Hours of Soliciting
Soliciting hours are Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to dusk; and Sundays, from 12 p.m. to dusk.
SafeWatch Whitemarsh allows residents to alert Whitemarsh Police to the presence of any video surveillance device on their property. Whitemarsh Police keep this list of addresses confidential, and cannot view the video without the property owner's consent. However, if a crime is reported in that general area, Whitemarsh Police then know to contact those homeowners for potential video evidence of the crime or suspects.