SOLICITATION IN WHITEHALL BOROUGH

Chapter 131 of the Code of the Borough of Whitehall governs peddling and soliciting activities within the Borough.  Applicants for permits and licenses under this chapter must submit a sworn application to the Chief of Police.

Permit applications are available online or can be picked up in person at the Police Station (100 Borough Park Drive).  Completed applications can be mailed or dropped off at the Police Department 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Each individual solicitor must provide a certified copy of their Criminal History Records Check from the PA State Police and 1 form of identification.  The Police Department reserves the right to request additional Criminal History Records Check from other states where the applicant resides.

There is a $100 annual fee for solicitation permits.  Payments are to be paid via cash, check, or money order (made payable to Whitehall Borough Police Department).  Applications will be processed in approximately 72 hours.

When soliciting door-to-door the vendor must have their approved permit, a visible photo ID badge, and abide by Chapter 131 of the Code of the Borough of Whitehall.

Time period for permitted activities:

  • No SOLICITOR under this chapter shall engage in the licensed activity at any time on Sunday or upon any other day of the week before 9:00 A.M. or after 9:00 P.M., except by prior appointment.
  • No PEDDLER OR HAWKER under this chapter shall engage in the licensed activity at any time on Sunday or upon any other day of the week before 9:00 A.M. or after 6:00 P.M., except by prior appointment.
  • No CANVASSER shall engage in the activity of canvassing before 9:00 A.M. or after 9:00 P.M. except by prior appointment.

 

 Resident No-Solicitation List

Whitehall Borough provides Residents the option to sign up for the no-solicitation list.  As a Resident, you can choose not to have vendors visit your home in the course of their door-to-door sales.  This list is valid for five years, at which time you will be required to re-apply if you wish to continue enrollment.

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