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Door-To-Door Solicitors and Peddlers

Solicitation and Peddling in Glencoe

All commercial door-to-door solicitors are required to have a permit issued by the Village. A permit, however, does not represent an endorsement from or partnership with the Village. If you have concerns regarding a door-to-door solicitor and/or questions regarding the authenticity of their permit, call 911 for Public Safety assistance. Permit application information can be found via the Forms & Applications Document Center in the Business application section. For any groups of two or more solicitors from the same organization, it is advised to schedule fingerprinting ahead of time to avoid long delays. Please contact Glencoe Public Safety at (847) 835-4112 and speak with the on-duty shift supervisor to make an appointment.

If you do not want door-to-door solicitors to approach your home, prominently display a “No Soliciting” notice on or near the main entrance by way of a sign measuring at least 3” x 4” in size. No soliciting notices should read in letters at least 3/8” in height. Free ”No Solicitors” stickers are available at Village Hall. It is illegal to solicit at a location where proper “No Soliciting” signage has been posted in the Village. With or without a sign, residents should not ever be afraid to exercise boundaries with solicitors by refusing to answer their door or by saying “no thank you” and shutting and locking their door. 


Current Solicitor Permit Holders

  • There are no current solicitor permit holders

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


The Village of Glencoe frequently receives questions regarding persons going door to door and soliciting. Please review the following Frequently Asked Questions regarding door-to-door solicitors:       

Does the Village regulate door-to-door solicitors? 

Do solicitors need to identify themselves?

Why can't the Village ban door-to-door solicitors? 

What can I do if I do not want solicitors to come to my home?

The solicitor that came to my home was pushy or rude. Is there something the Village can do? 

The person who came to my home was not selling anything.  Does the Village regulate door-to-door advocacy?

What about energy providers and alternate residential energy supplier solicitors?

What should I do if an energy solicitor asks me to show him my bill? 

What can I do to report aggressive or deceptive practices of a solicitor?