Are permits required to solicit in Hudson?
Yes. Once successfully completing the permit/approval process (see below), commercial solicitation is allowed in Hudson in residential areas between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. EST and 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Daylight Saving Time Monday through Saturday, excluding holidays.

Persons who wish to conduct for-profit, door-to-door sales must obtain a permit to do so. Permit applications are available at the Police Department to pick up at any time and include: An instruction sheet, two applications/permit cards, and 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). Also required are: two recent color photographs of the applicant (approximately passport size), one for each card; 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. A $25 permit fee payment must be submitted along with the application and is due and payable in exact change or check made out to the City of Hudson. A receipt will be provided.

Once all paperwork has been completed and returned to the Police Department, a local background check will be conducted; if no criminal record is found, the Chief of Police will sign both cards. This process usually takes no more than a day or two. Applicants can call (330) 342-1814 to see if a permit is ready to be picked up. The solicitor must carry the permit or have it easily available when conducting business in Hudson. The permit will expire December 31 of the same year it was issued.

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