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Solicitation Permits

In Davidson County, any company conducting residential door-to-door solicitation of any goods, wares, merchandise, or services must first apply for a solicitation permit with the Metropolitan Clerk’s Office. These permits are valid for two years.

The complete Metro Code can be viewed here: Metropolitan Code §6.64

Who is exempt? Davidson County Solicitation Permit Badge

  • Charitable organizations
  • Books sales or other expressive works
  • Newspaper or magazine subscriptions

Citizens Rights

  • You have the right to ask a solicitor for their identification badge.
  • An owner or lawful occupant may register their property for the "no knock” list. The address will be on the registry for 365 days.
  • You may post a “No Trespassing” or “No Solicitation” sign which is visible at your residence which prohibits all door-to-door solicitation whether they have a permit or not.
  • No action by a citizen (i.e. not registering or no signage) will result in door-to-door commercial solicitation by permitted solicitors.