Transient Merchant / Solicitor Permit

Transient merchant means any person who is not a regular retail or wholesale merchant with a permanent place of business in the city, but who does display samples, model goods, wares or merchandise in any lot, building, room or structure of any kind, whether fixed or mobile, for the purpose of the sale of items. 

A solicitors/peddlers permit is required for people who move from location to location in the city, selling their services or goods.

It shall be unlawful to temporarily engage in sales or sales activities within the City of Glendale without first registering and obtaining a permit.

Submit to: 
City Clerk, City of Glendale
5909 N. Milwaukee River Parkway
Glendale, WI 53209-3815
(414) 228-1718

Print or type in ink. Provide a complete answer for each question. Must be signed in the presence of a Notary Public.

Additional Information Required

Attach a list identifying each person who will operate under this permit.

  • This list must contain the following information for each individual:
  • First name, middle initial, last name, date of birth, current address, and driver's license number.


$500.00 Annual Fee

Additional Fees

$50 Per Salesperson Fee, Plus $15.00 Background Investigation Report for each individual named, including applicant.

Late Penalty

A double fee will be assessed on all delinquent applications.


The term of permit shall be from January 1 to December 31 of each year, and if granted subsequent to January 1 in any given year, shall expire on December 31 after issuance.