To obtain a solicitor’s permit for Non-Profit groups, For-Profit Groups and individuals selling products to citizens must do the following.
Please note: the process, which includes a background check, may take up two weeks. Please plan accordingly!
Solicitor Permit Application Requirements. You must submit the following:
Submit your completed documents to: Dane County Clerk, "Solicitor Permit", 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Room 106A, Madison, WI 53703
You may either mail your documents to the above address or drop them in the County Drop Box located at the front of the City-County Building. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
Our office will submit a background check request to the Dane County Sheriff, which may take up to 2 weeks to complete, please allow ample time for processing.
Once all requirements have been met (application, 2x2 photo, fingerprints, payment) and the background check is cleared, the applicant will be issued a permit #. A completed copy of the permit will be emailed to the applicant. He/she must carry the permit with them when working. Fines of up to $300.00 a day do apply. • If you have questions regarding this process, please call (608) 266-4121.