Door-To-Door Salesman Permit

Door-To-Door Salesman Permit Application

The City of Chamblee has established the following application to allow for registration of persons, firms, or corporations to engage in the business of soliciting or calling on residences door-to-door in accordance with the City of Chamblee Ordinance Chapter 22, Article VII, Door-To-Door Salesmen as it pertains to door-to-door salesman.

By way of example, soliciting includes activities including seeking to: obtain orders for the purchase of goods, wares, merchandise, foodstuffs, services of any kind, character or description; seeking to obtain prospective customers for application or purchase of insurance or publication of any type; and seeking to obtain subscriptions to books, magazines, periodicals, newspapers, and other types of publications.

This excludes solicitation for charitable, political, or other nonprofit purposes provided that all sales proceeds are the property of and used by the nonprofit organization. This also excludes officers or employees of the city, county, state, or federal governments, or any subdivision thereof, when on official business.

Door-To-Door Salesman Permits are issued to individual applicants and each person shall at all times while soliciting in the City of Chamblee carry upon his or her person the permit so issued to be exhibited by such Door-To-Door Salesman whenever he or she is requested to do so by any police officer or person solicited. The permit will not be valid for more than 3 months and the permit shall state the expiration date thereof. Upon expiration of the maximum 3 month period, the permit holder may receive a renewal for an additional 3 month period, so long as no more than one (1) complaint has been submitted to the City concerning the permit holder.

Individuals applying for the permit shall make themselves available for photographing, fingerprinting, and such other investigation as may be required by the police department. As part of the application process, the Chief of Police or his designee shall have a complete and extensive search made to determine if there is a police record of such person. If there is a record of conduct prohibited by the City of Chamblee Ordinance Chapter 22, Article VII, Door-To-Door Salesmen or evidence that granting a Door-To-Door Salesman’s Permit would adversely affect the public health, safety, or welfare, issuance of a permit shall be denied.

The fee for a Door-To-Door Salesman Permit is made up of two (2) components: a background check by the City of Chamblee Police Department for $50.00 and the permit fee of $50 totaling $100.00.

Please submit the following Door-To-Door Salesman Permit Application and all required supplemental materials (detailed in the following checklist) to the Chamblee Police Department, located at 3518 Broad St, Chamblee, GA 30341. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Chamblee Police Department at (770) 986-5005.

  • S.A.V.E. Affidavit


**Your application packet MUST INCLUDE a Comprehensive Plan detailing the specific days and times for each Chamblee route. Failure to include a Comprehensive Plan of your routes will delay your permit. NO EXCEPTIONS**

Application Requirements:

  • Applicant Information
  • Contact Information
  • Vehicle Information
  • Recent Communities Solicited
  • Arrest and Conviction Information
  • Places of Residences – past three (3) years
  • Places of Employment – past three (3) years
  • Signed & Notarized Affidavit from Applicant
  • Door-To-Door Salesman Permit Acknowledgement Form
  • Signed Authorization for Criminal Background Check
  • Background Check by the City of Chamblee Police Department (Monday-Friday 8:00am-6:00pm)
  • Photographing/Fingerprinting by the City of Chamblee Police Department (Monday-Friday: 1:00pm-3:00pm)

Application Required Attachments:

  • Copy of current driver’s license
  • Description of subject matter to be solicited
  • Names of magazines, books, or journals to be solicited
  • Proposed route
  • Description of proposed method of operation 
  • Door-To-Door Salesman Permit Fees:
  • Background Check $50.00*
  • Permit Fee $50.00*

*Permit Valid for 3 months, may apply for additional 3 months with no additional fee. Each 3 month period thereafter, will be charged the applicable fees.