Peddler's Licenses


What you need to know...


Peddlers and Solicitors/Canvassers must apply for a license with the City of Reidsville Tax Collector's Office. Applications are available upon request.

Upon approval by the Tax Collector, peddlers and solicitors/canvassers may only sell goods or merchandise during the hours of 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. All other times are prohibited. The license must be carried by the peddler or solicitor at all times while they are engaged in peddling or soliciting/canvassing.

The license period for peddlers and solicitors shall be effective during the fiscal year, beginning on July 1st and ending on the following June 30th. The license period for itinerant merchants shall be for one year immediately following the issuance of the privilege license.


The following rules and regulations should be adhered to:

  • Those peddling or soliciting in door-to-door sales, whether it be residential or commercial sales, must be invited to sell their wares by the owners or occupants of the property.
  • "No Soliciting" signs on property must be obeyed.
  • No peddler or solicitor/canvasser shall obstruct any street, alley, sidewalk or driveway without first obtaining the permission of the property owner or person in lawful possession of the property to do so.
  • No peddler or solicitor shall engage in peddling or soliciting on any public street, alley, parking lot or other public place after having been requested to desist by any law enforcement officer employed by the City.
  • No peddler or solicitor shall shout or cry out to sell his wares, goods or merchandise, nor blow any horns or use any other similar device to attract the attention of the public.

Please be aware that it is a class 3 misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $200 for a person to:

  1. Fail to obtain a license as required by this Article.
  2. Knowingly give false information in the application process.
  3. If a person fails to produce his privilege license later produces in Court a valid license which has been issued prior to the time the person has been charged with such violation, such person shall be found not guilty of the violation of conducting business under this Article without first obtaining a privilege license.