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What is the requirement to solicit?

Any one that solicits in the township must apply for a solicitor's permit.  See Chapter 102 Sec. 102-61 Peddler and Solicitor.
To obtain a solicitor's permit, an application and background check (background check packet is included with application) must be completely filled out with the original signature.  Three (3) passport photos must be included.  There is a $25 fee/application. A separate application and background for each applicant is required.
If the applicant is not coming in person to drop off the application and background, it must be notorized.  If the applicant is coming in person, it can be notorized at the Clerk's Office.

All documentation;  Complete application, Copy of Tax Identification Certificate (Business Registration Certificate from County or State), Background Packets with original signature and notarized with 3 passport photos and $25 fee; is returned to the Office of the Municipal Clerk located at 2090 Greenwood Ave., Hamilton NJ 08609 (bring in person or mail).

Please allow 2 weeks for the application and background to be completed before a permit can be issued.

A solicitor's license is good for one year.

Fingerprinting is not done, but background checks are performed.  

Any solicitor that shows up at a resident's door should have an ID badge permit license from the township.  If they cannot provide one, resident can notify the police of the situation.

Updated 8/15/2016 12:50 PM
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