Information for Solicitors
The Village of Montgomery requires Solicitors to be licensed prior to any door-to-door solicitation within Village limits. Solicitors must submit a notarized application (PDF), a 2"x2" passport style photo and an enlarged copy of their drivers license along with a $30 fee. After a background check is performed, they will be notified if their application is approved, and if so a license will be issued that is good for 30 days. Solicitors must display this license at all times while soliciting.
This permission may be revoked upon violation of any Village ordinance, State law or regulation. Hours of solicitation are limited to 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Canvassing or soliciting on state and national holidays is prohibited.
Solicitors may not knock on doors displaying "NO SOLICITING" sign or have any contact at addresses on the Village’s "Do Not Solicit" List. If unlicensed solicitors come to your door or if they ignore a posted No Soliciting sign, please contact police dispatch at 630-553-0554 to report this.
Information for Residents
Montgomery Officials remind residents to exercise caution when interacting with door-to-door salesmen.
The Village of Montgomery encourages the public to ask anyone who comes to your home selling anything to present their Village of Montgomery Solicitor’s License. This license is required by the Village for any person or business that plans to solicit to residential areas.
If anyone comes to your place of residence selling products or services and cannot provide a valid license, please contact the Montgomery Police Department at (630) 553-0554.
Also, during construction season, residents should be aware that any contractor they choose to do business with in the Village of Montgomery must have a Village Contractor’s License, so check to make sure your contractor is reputable and also licensed. Questions about Contractor Licenses can be directed to 630-896-8080 ext. 9023.
Residents who do not welcome solicitors at their home may post a "NO SOLICITING" sign. In addition, residents who post a “Do Not Solicit” or similar sign at their residence may also submit their address to be placed on a list of addresses that do not welcome solicitors. No solicitor may attempt to solicit on property that is included on the "Do Not Solicit" list. Residents should report the name and company of any solicitor violating this "Do Not Solicit" registry to the police dispatch non-emergency number at 630-553-0554.
Below is a list of companies that have a current permit to solicit in Montgomery:
8 x Residents Energy United World Power - permit expires on December 16, 2022
As always, if an unlicensed solicitor comes to your door or ignores a posted No Soliciting sign, please contact police dispatch at 630-553-0554 to report this or any other issues with solicitors.