A Peddler is defined as any person who goes from house to house, from place to place, or from street to street, conveying or transporting goods, foods which are not potentially hazardous, wares or merchandise, or exposing the same for sale, or making sales and delivering articles to purchasers.
A Solicitor is defined as any person who goes from house to house, from place to place, or from street to street, soliciting or taking orders for sale or goods, foods which are not potentially hazardous, wares or merchandise, including but not limited to magazines, books, photographs, periodicals, or personal property, for future delivery or for a service to be performed in the future.
A Transient Merchant is defined as any person who engages in a temporary business of selling or delivering goods, foods which are not potentially hazardous, wares or merchandise within the City, who in furtherance of such purpose leases, uses or occupies any vehicle, trailer, tent, railroad car, or other place in the City for the exhibition and retail sale of such goods, wares or merchandise.
If any of these would apply to your business, a license should be obtained from the City Clerk's office.
TO APPLY FOR OR RENEW A BUSINESS LICENSE FOR A PEDDLER, SOLICITOR, OR TRANSIENT MERCHANT:
- Review the Peddlers, Solicitors, and Transient Merchants chapter of the Marion City Code
- Complete application
- Submit application with appropriate fee and any required documentation (listed on the application) to the Finance/City Clerk’s Office at 1225 6th Avenue, Marion, IA 52302
- Once your application has been submitted, we will forward your application to the appropriate departments for approval. This process can take two to six weeks.
- Upon approval, a license will be mailed to you at the mailing address listed on your application.