Per the Town's Code of Ordinances, Article IV. Solicitation Activities, individuals are required to obtain a solicitors permit to conduct such activities. Solicitor permits are processed and administered by the Flower Mound Police Department’s Records personnel.
A Master Permit must be completed by the business owner/manager every 12 months, the permit fee is $75. Individual permits operate under the umbrella of the Master Permit and the fee is $20 for every individual permit issued under a Master Permit. Individual permits expire on the date that the Master Permit expires. All permit fees are non-refundable.
All solicitors must undergo a criminal background check before their permit can be approved. This process begins after the appointment date and may take up to two weeks.
How to Obtain a Permit
Contact Police Records at 972.874.3328 to set up an appointment. Appointments are held only on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Master Permit Surety Bond
Solicitors that require a contract or payment of any amount prior to delivery of merchandise or services, must post a $5,000 License & Permit surety bond with the Town of Flower Mound. Before a permit to solicit is issued, a copy of the surety bond must be submitted with the Master Permit application.
For a list of agencies licensed to do business in Texas that deal in Surety Bonds, please visit the Texas Department of Insurance website.
Who May Not Solicit in Flower Mound
Per the Town’s Ordinance, a person may not solicit in the Town of Flower Mound if they have been convicted of a felony at any time or any other crime involving moral turpitude within the last five years.
The following are exempt from obtaining a permit, but will still need to abide by the Town's solicitation ordinance regulations, and the "Additional Details" section below:
- Public utility companies or others operating under franchises granted by the Town.
- Agents licensed by the state which are subject to financial disclosure under state or federal law. E.g. real estate agents (Texas Real Estate Commission), insurance agents (Texas Department of Insurance), and financial advisors (Texas State Securities Board.)
- Civic, school, political, and religious groups, as well as recognized non-profit organizations (with an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit status.)
- No permit is required for the delivery of circulars or handbills, as long as no door-to-door soliciting/sales are involved.
Note: "Solicitation activities" includes solicitation or fundraising activities by any institution or group organized for a political religious or charitable purpose, canvassing activities, or handbill distribution.
- Solicitation activities are not allowed on Sundays, New Year’s Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, or Christmas Day.
- Solicitation activities are not allowed before 9 AM and must end at 9 PM or at dark, whichever comes first.
- Solicitation activities are not allowed on public property, public rights-of-way (roadside sales), or at any location with a
“No Soliciting” or “No Trespassing” sign displayed. If a resident verbally states that their solicitation is unwelcome, the solicitor must vacate the premises immediately.
- A person conducting solicitation activities in Flower Mound must always carry a government-issued photo ID/driver’s license and have their solicitor badge visible.
- The Town may revoke a permit if it is determined that it was issued in error, incorrect information was supplied, or when it is determined that an ordinance or regulation has been violated.
- Any person found in violation of the provisions or terms of the Town Ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction in the municipal court, be punished by a fine not to exceed the sum of $500 for each offense, and each and every day such violation shall continue be deemed to constitute a separate offense.
If you have any questions or concerns, you can call Police Records at 972.874.3328 (Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). For further information regarding the Town’s Ordinance, please refer to the Town's Code of Ordinances, Article IV. Solicitation Activities.
Staying Safe During COVID-19
Per the Mayor's declaration, "to the greatest extent possible, all businesses and residents shall comply with the social distancing guidelines set forth by the CDC and Governor’s Report to Open Texas dated April 27, 2020. (www.gov.texas.gov/opentexas).”
Solicitors should follow the Open Texas Checklist for Individuals.