Peddler’s / Solicitor’s Permit

Peddler’s/Solicitor’s operating in Currituck County must obtain a permit from the Currituck County Sheriff’s Department.

Application Requirements
  • Non-Refundable Application Fee of $35.00.
  • The Permit fee will include the application fee along with the fingerprint fee.
  • Each permit will be valid from the date issued which shall not exceed sixty (60) consecutive calendar days; provided that the permit may be renewed for sixty-day periods without limitation, upon proper completion of the renewal application.
  • You must present 2 forms of ID, one of which must be a government issued photo ID.
  • The applicant is responsible to be familiar with related N.C. General Statute 153A-121, 153A-125, along with the Currituck County Ordinances, specifically Chapter 8, Article V.- Peddlers and Solicitors
  • Definition:
    Peddler: A person who attempts to sell items on public streets or open areas open to the public.
    Solicitor: A person who attempts to sell business goods or services door to door.
  • Such peddling/soliciting shall be permitted only between the hours of 9: 00 a.m. to 6: 00 p.m. during Eastern Day Light Time and 9: 00 a.m. to 5: 00 p.m. during Eastern Standard Time.
Application Instructions

Application for peddler/solicitor permits shall be submitted to the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and shall include, but not be limited to the following information:

  1. Full name of the applicant
  2. Permanent residence address of the applicant
  3. Applicants temporary address in or in the vicinity of the county, if applicable
  4. Name, address and telephone number of the applicant’s employer or the organization with which the applicant is associated in connection with the sale activity or solicitation of orders
  5. Type of goods, wares, merchandise, food, periodicals and services to be sold or offered for sale
  6. Period for which the application is sought, which shall not exceed sixty (60) consecutive calendar days; provided that the permit may be renewed for sixty-day periods without limit, upon proper application
  7. A record of any and all crimes of which the applicant has been convicted or has pleaded no contest in the ten (10) years preceding the submittal of the application
  8. Age, height, weight, and any other additional information which the county may reasonably require for identification including a copy of the document(s) used by the applicate to verify personal identification (e.g. driver’s license, passport, picture ID) If the applicant is under 18 years of age, a state issued work permit must be included)
  9. A complete listing of an information concerning all other permits or licenses, such as privilege licenses, which were obtained by the applicant
  10. Photograph and fingerprints of the applicant made by the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office
  11. Peddlers operating motor vehicles on public streets must attach proof of insurance

If an application  is filed by the employer, there shall be a separate applications signed and filed for each peddler/solicitor.