Solicitors are requested to register with the City of Wood Dale for approval. The Wood Dale Police Department will verify all solicitor applications and complete a background check in effort to prevent unsafe situations for Wood Dale residents. Once a solicitor is approved, they will receive an identification badge that should be worn at all times.
Residents may limit solicitation at their homes by posting a sign that reads “Only Solicitors Registered with the City of Wood Dale Invited.” Residents may obtain a free “Registered Solicitation Only” sticker from the City Clerk’s office.
Residents may prevent solicitation by posting a “No Solicitors Allowed” sign. If this sign is posted, you are notifying solicitors that even registered solicitors should not come to the door. Residents may obtain a free “No Solicitation” sticker from the City Clerk’s office.
Residents must take proactive measures if they do not want any solicitors to visit their residence. Violators will be issued citations if the Police Department is contacted and finds these solicitors in violation of the posting. Violators may be reported to the Wood Dale Police Department at (630) 766-2060.
Approved Solicitation Hours
Monday-Saturday (no solicitation on Sundays)
• 9 a.m.-6 p.m. October-March
• 9 a.m.-8 p.m. April-September
Potential solicitors may download the Registration Application, fill it out and bring it to the City Clerk’s office Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. along with valid state-issued ID or passport, $100 solicitor fee and $50 deposit payable by check to the City of Wood Dale.
While these local ordinances provide guidance regarding commercial for-profit soliciting, there are no restrictions on free speech activities such as political candidates/committees religious organizations going door-to-door or not-for-profit groups or those under 17 years of age selling items for their local sports or community organization.