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Solicitors / Canvassers License
A solicitors/canvassers license is required: for persons seeking donations of any kind; to ensure activities are not
detrimental to the public health, safety and welfare; and, to ensure compliance with all applicable City Code regulations.
Annapolis City Code and Charter,
Steps in the application process
1. The applicant(s) obtains an application either on the website or at the City Clerk=s Office above.
2. An original, complete, application must be submitted for each person within a group. Incomplete applications will be
returned to the applicant.
3. The City Clerk=s Office reviews the application and forwards it to the Mayor for evaluation and approval. The Mayor
may seek the recommendation of the Chief of Police.
4. The applicant submits a fee according to the current Fee Schedule, payable to the City of Annapolis, with the letter.
5. The applicant receives from the Office of the City Clerk a registration certificate which must be carried by each person
at all times while soliciting or canvassing.
Processing of your application will take approximately two weeks. Please contact us after that time to determine the
status of your application.
Enforcement and appeals
Any registration may be revoked by the Mayor or the Chief of Police because of any violation by the registrant of this
section or of any ordinance, or of any State or Federal law, or whenever the registrant ceases to possess the
qualifications and character required by this chapter for the original registration. (Prior code ' 17-25.1(c))
Other considerations and requirements
Section 11.28 Bothersome street soliciting
Section 11.36 Offenses against property
Office of the City Clerk
160 Duke of Gloucester Street
Annapolis, MD 21401-2517
CityClerk@annapolis.gov • 410-263-7942 • Fax 410-280-1853 • TDD use MD Relay or 711 • www.annapolis.gov