Who Needs a Solicitor’s License in Orem?
Anyone selling a product or service door to door (residential) must have a Solicitor’s License. This is true even if you already have a business license in Orem for a home or commercial location.
Why Do I Need a Solicitor’s License?
A Solicitor’s License is required to help ensure the safety of our citizens here in Orem. It is in the best interest of our citizens for the City to know who is soliciting in Orem and to have done a background check on those individuals. This enables our citizens to know that those who come to their homes selling products or services are individuals who have been checked out and have not proven to be problem individuals in the past.
It also provides protection for the solicitor. With a solicitor’s license and badge, they are able to assure their clients that they have been checked out by the City and have met the requirements for a license. It lends to their credibility in that they have sought to do business in an upright manner in the city.
How Do I Get a Solicitor’s License?
The first step is to obtain a copy of your background check from the Orem Police Department in person:
Individuals may go to the office and obtain a copy of their own Utah criminal history.
- Fee is $68 and is payable in cash, personal check, VISA or MasterCard, money order, or cashier’s check.
- A valid form of government issued picture ID must accompany the request. Utah Driving Privilege Cards will NOT be accepted as valid ID.
If solicitor is NOT an Utah resident, you will also need to bring in another background check from the state(s) you lived in over the last 5 years.
Once you have a criminal background check completed, you may fill out the application for an Orem City Solicitors license. Please bring a copy of your driver’s license and your background check to our office located at: 56 N State St, Orem, UT, Room 110.
Your application and background check will be reviewed and if accepted, we will process the application and create a badge for you. There is a $58.00 application fee plus $10.00 for a solicitor badge. Your badge is to be worn whenever you solicit here in Orem. If there are items on your background check that need to be reviewed by our legal department, we will take your application and contact you within three business days as to your acceptance.