Solicitor / Peddler's Permit

Any person(s), who wants to conduct business of soliciting or peddling within the boundaries of the City of Saratoga must first obtain a permit from the Community Development Department.

For additional information refer to the Saratoga Municipal Code Section Article 4-50.


Solicitor/Peddler Permit Process


  1. Submit a Live Scan Application (PDF) with the Santa Clara County Sheriff's office. Please allow 2 weeks processing time.
  2. Apply for a Saratoga Business License (PDF).
  3. Apply for a Saratoga Solicitor Permit (PDF) or Non-Profit Permit (PDF).
  4. Call 408.868.1240 or send an email to schedule an appointment to take a photo for your solicitor ID badge. Appointments are available on Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  5. When the process is completed and an ID badge has been issued, the badge must be displayed on your person when soliciting or peddling.

Sample Solicitor ID Badge

Below are images of sample ID badges for commercial solicitors. In 2019, the City issued a new badge template (second image). The older ID badges will be phased out as they expire.

ID Sample

ID Sample

New ID Sample

Solicitor ID Badge Sample - 2019