Solicitation License

It shall be unlawful for any solicitor or canvasser as defined in § 141-2 to engage in that business within the limits of the township without first obtaining a permit and license therefor in compliance with the provisions of this chapter.  Please check Rostraver Township Codes at www.generalcode.com Chapter 141 through Chapter 141-15 for Peddling and Soliciting.

CANVASSER or SOLICITOR
Any individual, whether resident of the Township of Rostraver or not, traveling either by foot, wagon, automobile, motor truck or any other type of conveyance from place to place, from house to house or from street to street, taking or attempting to take orders for sale of goods, wares and merchandise, personal property of any nature whatsoever for future delivery, or for services to be furnished or performed in the future, whether or not such individual has, carries or exposes for sale a sample of the subject of such sale or whether he is collecting advance payments on such sales or not, provided that this definition shall include any person who, for himself or for another person, firm or corporation, hires, leases, uses or occupies any building, structure, tent, railroad box car, boat, hotel room, lodging house, apartment, shop or any other place within the township for the sole purpose of exhibiting samples and taking orders for future delivery.
TRANSIENT RETAIL MERCHANT
Any person, firm or corporation, whether principal or agent, who shall hire, lease or occupy any room, building, vacant lot or other premises within the Township of Rostraver for a period of less than six months for the purposes of purchasing or selling or taking orders for any goods, wares or merchandise.
 
Solicitation License for Profit:

1.  Application for permit and license to solicit and canvass for profit needs to be filled out.                    

2.  A original letter from place of business giving you permission to be at their site and stating the dates you will be there. 
 
3.  Copy of your FID number from the Department of Revenue and sign a W-9 form (Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification form).
 
4.  Copy of a certificate evidencing a comprehensive general liability policy covering personal injury and property damage name the Township as an additional insured (Rostraver Township, 201 Municipal Drive, Rostraver Township, PA 15012).  The amount of such coverage shall be no less than one million (1,000,000.00) Dollars for personal injury and one million (1,000,000.00) Dollars for property damage.
 
5.  $1,000.00 bond (can be cash, check, money order, or surety bond) if applicant respresents a firm whose principal place of business is located outside the State of Pennsylvania. 
 
6.  If going door to door, a background check will be made through our Rostraver Township Police Department.  A driver license is required also. 
 
7.  Please check fee schedule for amount of permit.