The Village of Heyworth Solicitor Ordinance can be found here, in Title 4, Chapter 3.

It is unlawful for any vendor, solicitor or temporary merchant to engage in such business or to employ another in such business within the Village without first applying for and receiving a permit from the Village.

Some general solicitor rules and regulations include:

  • Fee - There is solicitor permit fee of $100.00 fee per individual with a maximum amount of $500.00 per employee or business for each calendar year.
  • Photograph - A photograph of each person soliciting is required to be submitted at the time of the application.
  • Permit Displayed - All solicitors must carry on their person and show upon request a copy of the solicitor permit issued by the Village.
  • Dates & Times - Solicitations can only occur during the days and times permitted.
  • Surety/Bond - A surety in the form of a bond, cash, money order or cashier's check payable to the Village of Heyworth is required in the amount of $1,000.00 for an individual or $1,000.00 per employee up to a maximum of $5,000.00 per business is required at the time of application and during the permitted period.  All parties must notify each customer of this surety and that claims may be presented to the Village.
  • To see all other applicable rules, see the Solicitor Ordinance of the Village.
Exempt Parties - The following are exempt parties that are not required to obtain a solicitor permit (see Section 4-3-16 of the Village Code for more information):

  • Sales under court order;
  • Sale of farm or garden products produced by the seller;
  • Sale of newspaper subscriptions  in which the seller is a person engaged in both the delivery and sale of the newspaper;
  • Student fundraising;
  • Any political group seeking funds or membership;
  • Garage/yard sales by a Heyworth resident;
  • A qualified tax-exempt organization; or
  • Any activity conducted pursuant to a special event permit issued by the Village.

Solicitor applications can be found here.  All solicitors, except those specifically exempt by law, must apply for and receive a Solicitor Permit from the Village of Heyworth.