Solicitor Permits

According to Waukesha City Ordinance, 8.09 Solicitors and Transient Merchants- The residents of the City are frequently solicited to purchase merchandise, make contributions or subscribe to magazines and periodicals. To protect the tranquility, quiet enjoyment, privacy and safety of its citizens and to prevent fraudulent practices by transient merchants and solicitors are legitimate objectives of the City. The City deems it appropriate to require a notification and identification procedure from the transient merchants and solicitors to achieve these legitimate objectives. (the link above will give you the ordinance)

How to Make Request for card: Complete the Solicitor Application for Identification Card Form in its entirety. Incomplete or Falsified Applications Will Not Be Processed.

**Only fill out form using Chrome, Firefox, or Edge. Internet Explorer will not work**

Cost: $35.00 non-refundable application fee. Application is good for 30 days. After 30 days, New Application Must Be Filed and New Fees Paid.


  • Mail: check sent to 1901 Delafield St. Waukesha, WI 53188
  • Drop-Box: drop payment off in a sealed envelope at the drop box located at 130 Delafield St. Waukesha, WI 53188. The green drop box is on the front of the building. Check or cash will be accepted. Clearly write on the envelope (name, phone number, what payment is reference)

Completion Time: Approximately 7-10 working day to complete. Once complete and payment is received, you will be contacted, at the provided phone number, to make arrangements to schedule a pick-up appointment. You must talk to a person at the Police Department to arrange pick-up. No one will be available at the department for in-person inquires of this nature and you will be turned away.

If Application if Approved, the permit is valid for one year from the date of issuance.

If you have additional questions or the link does not work contact 1-262-524-3802 or 1-262-524-3770.