Solicitors Permits and Social Distancing
The City of Hudson has resumed issuing solicitor permits. Due to the public health protocols currently in place for Coronavirus (COVID-19) we’d like to remind you of the Social Distancing Requirements: maintain at least six-foot social distancing from other individuals, washing hands with soap and water for at least twenty seconds as frequently as possible or using hand sanitizer, covering coughs or sneezes (into the sleeve or elbow, not hands), cleaning high touch surfaces and not shaking hands. Also, be aware that residents may not welcome interaction with strangers as this time, please be respectful of their wishes.
Commercial solicitation is only permitted in Hudson in residential areas between the hours of 9 am and 9 pm EST (during daylight savings time), on weekdays, Saturday and Sundays, or at any time on a State or national holiday (after proper application, approval and fee is paid). Persons who wish to conduct for-profit, door-to-door sales must obtain a permit to do so. A payment of $25.00 per application must be submitted with the completed application in order for it to be processed. Click here to print and complete the application, or pick up an application at any time at the Hudson Police Department.
The application includes:
- An application
- An affidavit stating the applicant has never been convicted of a felony. This document must be notarized (which can be handled by the applicant, or it can be done at the Police Department during normal business hours if a Notary Public is on duty).
- One recent color photograph of the applicant (no smaller than 1" x 2" and no larger than 3" x 5"; please make sure your face is clearly visible, and that you are not wearing a non-company hat or sunglasses in the photograph), and
- A copy of the applicant’s driver’s license or State ID Card. A copy can be made at the Police Department when other paperwork is turned in.
The completed application packet will be submitted to the Chief of Police for review/approval. The review/approval process is usually completed within five business days. If approved, the applicant will be notified by phone and can then pick up the solicitor ID card at the Hudson Police Department, 36 S. Oviatt Street.
The ID card is valid for the current year only and must be worn and visibly displayed at all times when soliciting in Hudson. A copy of the permit information is kept on file at the Police Department.
Issued permits expire December 31 of the current year, regardless of the date of issuance. Renewals must be obtained in the same manner as outlined above.
There is no application for non-profit (501(c), tax-exempt organizations; however, if a home is posted with a "No Solicitations" sign, it is a violation of City ordinances to attempt to solicit for donations, give information, request information, etc.
This permit IS NOT valid for Mobile Food Vehicles. Please visit the Special Events webpage here for more details on Mobile Food Vehicles.