In the town of Los Gatos, door to door soliciting requires a permit per the town municipal code.
The solicitors or peddlers permit may be obtained through the Los Gatos Monte Sereno Police Department only after the applicant has submitted the paperwork, is fingerprinted, and his or her criminal history has been checked.
The application form can be found at the town’s website: Los Gatos Solicitor / Peddler Permit Application
Some peddlers will say that they have a permit, but when pushed may provide a San Jose business license or some other document which not not satisfy the code.
The fine for the first offense is $100 and it rises from there.
If you have a door to door solicitor at your home and believe that the peddler does not have the needed permit, please call the Los Gatos Monte Sereno Police Department at (408)354-8600 to report it.