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Solicitors Permit Information/Application

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Unless solicitors are part of a non-profit organization, all persons doing door-to-door solicitation in the City of Forest Park must have a permit in order to do door-to-door solicitation which is outlined in Section 110-Business Regulations of the Forest Park Code of Ordinances. Approved solicitors will be wearing a permit badge that shows that they have been approved for door-to-door solicitation in the City of Forest Park. Solicitation is prohibited before 10:00 a.m. and after 9:00 p.m. and is prohibited if a residence or business has a posted “no solicitation” sign. If a solicitor appears at your residence or business in Forest Park and is not wearing an approved Forest Park solicitor permit badge, is soliciting during the prohibited hours, or you have posted a no solicitation sign, you should immediately contact the Police Department at 595-5220 to report it.
Permit applications are available from the City’s website www.forestpark.org or the Municipal Building Reception Office, located at 1201 West Kemper Road, during the hours of 8am and 4pm, Monday through Friday. The completed application must be returned to the Municipal Building Reception Office for review and approval by the Police Chief and the City Manager. With the completed application, the following must also be submitted: a background check (available from the Hamilton County Justice Center in Cincinnati) and two 2” by 2” head and shoulder pictures of the applicant (one picture will be attached to the applicant’s application and the other picture will be placed on the permit badge). The cost of a solicitors permit is $25 for a 91 days to a 1 year permit or $10 for a 90 days or less permit. Upon approval and payment of the required permit fee, the solicitor will be given a clip-on permit badge which must be worn and be clearly visible at all times to show that the person is approved for door-to-door solicitation in the City of Forest Park.

Solicitor Permit Application

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Forest Park, OH 45240-1697
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