The City of Leawood requires all persons soliciting within the city limits to obtain a solicitation permit. First-time applicants should review the city’s ordinance pertaining to solicitations (Article V, Chapter 2 of the City Code) to insure they are in compliance with all of its provisions.
Solicitation permit applications are submitted in person to the Records Division. One form per company is required. The application must contain the full first name/middle name/last name, address, social security number, and date of birth of each person who will be going door-to-door. The applicant must also submit a copy of each person’s driver’s license/state issued ID and their company identification as required by the ordinance.
A permit fee of $10 per name is collected when the application is submitted to the Records Division. The Investigations Unit will then complete a criminal history record check on each individual before a permit is issued. This application fee is non-refundable. Depending upon the results of the criminal history check, a solicitation permit may or may not be approved. No one can be added to a permit after it has been issued.
The single use permit, once issued, is valid for 90 days. Penalties for representatives of a company caught soliciting in violation of a permit include being ticketed, fined, and/or arrested as well as permanently revoked from any solicitation in the City of Leawood.
Questions about the solicitation permits should be directed to 663-9309.