The City of Fairfield has established Chapter 725 of the Fairfield Code of Ordinances which requires that solicitors obtain a permit from the police department. A solicitor is any person going door-to-door in the city selling, or offering to sell, goods and services.
Solicitors are required to display a permit which contains their photograph (sample shown). The permit is not an endorsement of the goods or services offered for sale, but serves to inform residents that the person has registered with the police department.
Solicitors may conduct business Monday through Saturday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., but they may not conduct business on Sundays. Solicitors may not engage in peddling or soliciting where the occupant has posted a “No Solicitors” notice, unless the solicitor has been specifically invited to the premises by the occupant. Solicitors may obtain a permit application at the Fairfield Police Department Records Section located at 5230 Pleasant Avenue, Fairfield, Ohio. The fee for an individual permit is $50. The permit is valid through December 31st of the current year. For firms, the cost is $50 for the original permit and $5.00 for each solicitor.
For further information, residents may call the Records Section at 867-6011 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.