Solicitor/Transient Merchant License

License Process

In order to get a solicitor or transient merchant license you will need to:
  1. Review the appropriate ordinance.
  2. Submit a completed application, along with the $200 fee in the form of cash, check, or money order to the Lafayette Police Records Division located at:
    20 N 6th Street
    Lafayette, IN 47901
    You will need to include 2 photographs that are 2 inches by 2 inches, showing the head and shoulders, taken within the last 60 days. Application must include all necessary documentation as stated in the ordinance.  A valid form of government issued picture ID must also accompany the application.
  3. Upon successful review, you will be contacted that a permit has been issued and is available for pick up in the Controller's Office located at:
    20 N 6th Street
    2nd floor
    Lafayette, IN 47901
    Your permit must be on your person whenever you are soliciting here in City of Lafayette.
For questions please contact the City of Lafayette Controller's Office at 765-807-1016.

Ordinances & Applications