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.