Door-to-Door Sales & Solicitation
The Hall County Board of Commissioners regulates door-to-door sales to protect the safety of residents while providing a proper avenue for businesses to sell goods at residences and commercial establishments. Soliciting with a permit is allowed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, not on Sundays or holidays. Learn more about the regulations by reading the Door-to-Door Sales and Solicitation Code.
Permit Regulations & Exemptions
Anyone who plans to go door-to-door selling a product or service must get a permit. Each employee soliciting for a licensed business must obtain a permit. Exemptions include:
- Bona fide 501c3 charitable organizations
- Fundraising by school-age children
- Political candidates
- Religious ministry
A permit costs $100 per person for a 2-week period only. A permit may be renewed an additional 2 weeks per calendar year for $50.
- Be 18 years of age at the time of application.
- Be a citizen of the United States or a legal alien.
- File an application for a permit with the Business License Director.
Along with a completed Door-to-Door Application Form (PDF), an applicant must:
- Provide photo identification as well as vehicle information
- Undergo a criminal history check
- Describe what products or services will be sold
- Obtain a business license from the Business License Director or be the agent or employee of a firm, or individual with a valid business license (proof of employment shall be 2 current pay check stubs, or evidence of an employment agreement)
Keeping Hall County Residents Safe
How does this ordinance keep Hall County residents safe?
- We know who is knocking on your door. A permittee undergoes a background check and submits identification information for each vehicle being used during solicitation. This information is provided to the Hall County Sheriff's Office. No one with a conviction of a crime of moral turpitude, which is conduct that is considered contrary to community standards of justice, honesty, or good morals (sex crimes, robbery, etc.) will be allowed to knock on your door as a solicitor.
- You know who is knocking on your door. Each solicitor must wear an identification badge issued by the Business License Director at all times and show other photo ID if requested by any citizen, homeowner, resident, or law enforcement personnel. In addition, solicitors must speak English, so they can understand you when you ask them for ID or tell them to leave.
- A solicitor cannot remain on the property after you have asked him or her to leave. And no solicitor may revisit your home within a 6-month period.