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Crystal Lake Police Department
Tuesday January 8th, 2019 :: 03:53 p.m. CST

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The Crystal Lake Police Department is sharing information on Solicitor Permit requirements.

Like many communities, the City of Crystal Lake receives requests for solicitor permits from outside entities soliciting for monetary gain or for the purpose of gaining membership/service from said entity. In order for an entity or a business to solicit within City limits, said entity must complete an application with the Crystal Lake Police Department, and upon approval, shall adhere to our local ordinance, Chapter 385. A background check is mandatory. Below are the steps and guidelines for solicitors.

Application

• Application for a license pursuant to the provisions of this article shall be made on a form provided by the City of Crystal Lake. The applicant shall truthfully state in full the information requested on the application as follows:
• Name and address of the present place of residence and length of residence at such address; business address if other than present residence address, and social security number.
• Address of place of residence during the past three years if other than present address.
• Physical description of the applicant, including age.
• Name and address of the person, firm or corporation whom the applicant is employed by or represents, and the length of time of such employment or representation.
• Description of the nature of the business in which the peddler is engaged, and the kinds of goods, merchandise or services to be sold.
• Period of time for which the license is applied, which shall not exceed 30 days.
• The names and addresses of not fewer than two references as to the moral character, honesty and integrity of the applicant.
• A statement that the applicant will comply with all applicable statutes of the State of Illinois and ordinances of the City of Crystal Lake relating to the public health, morals, safety and fire protection.
• Whether the applicant has ever been convicted of a violation of this article, or of any ordinance of any other municipality regulating peddlers.
• Whether the applicant has ever been convicted of the commission of a felony under the laws of the State of Illinois or any other state or federal law.

385-4 Denial of license.

No such license shall be issued to:
• Any person who has been convicted of the commission of a felony under the laws of the State of Illinois or any other state or federal law, within five years of the date of application.
• Any person who has been convicted of a violation of any provision of this article or of any ordinance of any other municipality regulating soliciting.
• Any person whose license issued hereunder has previously been revoked as herein provided.
• Any person who is not of good moral character, honesty and integrity.

If at any time persons going door-to-door display suspicious behavior, harassing employee(s) or patrons, or refuse to leave an establishment/residence upon request, we encourage you to notify the police department immediately by dialing 9-1-1.

Additional information on Solicitor, Peddlers and Transient Vendors can be found on the City’s website at www.crystallake.org.

Address/Location
Crystal Lake Police Department
100 West Woodstock Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 815-356-3620

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