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Solicitor Permits

Anyone who sells something door-to-door in unincorporated Douglas County is required by Ordinance to register with the Sheriff’s Office. Nonprofits and charities are exempt.

When you register with the  Sheriff’s Office, you’ll receive a solicitor’s registration card which has your business name, address, telephone number and description of the goods to be sold. You must have your card with you when selling door-to-door and show it on demand.

Anyone who violates the ordinance commits a class 2 petty offense; a summons may be issued, and upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $600 for each separate violation.

How to get a solicitor’s permit:

  1. Print the solicitor’s registration form, and complete it.  You must decide if you are registering as an individual or as a business. Only one individual card will be issued to each person. Solicitor business card requests must indicate the number of cards you need. You must provide the state registration number (tax ID number) on the solicitor registration form in order for Records to process the request.
  2. Fax, mail, or bring the completed registration form to the Records Office in Castle Rock or the Highlands Ranch Substation.
  3. You will also need to complete the online public records request form and state that you are applying for a solicitor’s permit. The records request will automatically be emailed for you to the Records Office.

To pick up the approved permit, you will need to provide proper identification.  Please notify staff that you have already filled out the public records request online.

The cost of the permit is $15 per card.