As of January 22, 2014, the Dallas City Council passed an ordinance requiring anyone soliciting within the city limits of Dallas to register with and obtain a solicitor’s permit from the City of Dallas. The only exceptions to this ordinance would be charitable and non-profit organizations. The City of Dallas solicitor’s permit identification card will be valid for one year from the date of issuance. The solicitor’s permit identification card must be conspicuously worn by the solicitor and visible at all times.
A permit holder may conduct home solicitation between the hours of 9 a.m. and sunset, Monday through Saturday, excepting New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Solicitation may not be conducted at any residence displaying any sign which states “NO SOLICITORS OR HANDBILLS“, or any similar notice indicating the occupants do not wish to be bothered, disturbed, or have commercial printed matter left on the premises.