Door-to-Door Solicitation or Canvassing Permit
The City of Avon Lake allows for Door-to-Door Solicitation and Canvassing, provided that certain conditions are met, and a permit is obtained. During door-to-door solicitation or canvassing, the permit must be prominently displayed at all times, and exhibited to any resident or municipal official upon request. There is a permit fee of $15 for one month and $60 for one year. Soliciting is only permitted between the hours of 9:00 AM through 30 minutes after sunset from October 1 through March 31, and between the hours of 9:00 AM through 9:00 PM April 1 through September 30.
For more information regarding Canvassing and Door-to-Door Solicitation, please refer to the City of Avon Lake Codified Ordinances Chapter 840: Canvassing and Door-to-Door Solicitation, by Clicking Here
To obtain a Door-to-Door Solicitation or Canvassing Permit:
- Obtain a solicitor's application form, here (page 1 & page 2), or pick one up at either Avon Lake Police Department (32855 Walker Rd) or at Avon Lake City Hall (150 Avon Belden Rd)
- Completely fill out the two-page application. A separate application must be filled out for each person.
- Returned the completed form, along with two 2" x 2" photos, to the Finance Department, located on the 2nd floor of the Avon Lake City Hall (150 Avon Belden Rd)
- Photos can be generated from your camera, or from a Photo Service Center, such as Walgreens (32798 Walker Rd) or CVS Pharmacy (375 Lear Rd)
If you have questions or problems during your solicitation period, please contact the Finance Receptionist by calling 440-933-6141.