Solicitor's License & Mobile Food Vendor License

Solicitor's License


The solicitors license is for the individual who wishes to go door-to-door, residentially or commercially, and sell items to consumers. All applicants must pass a Police Department background check before being able to solicit within the City limits. This process may take up to 10 working days for approval.

Mobile Food Vendor License


The mobile food vendor license is for the individual who wishes to sell food items to consumers from a motorized vehicle. The applicant must provide proof of vehicle insurance, provide a copy of a valid driver's license and pass a Police Department background check before being able to sell food from a motor vehicle within city limits. This process may take up to 10 working days for approval.

License Valid Dates


All solicitor and mobile vendor licenses expire on December 31st of each year. The applicant may re-apply for a new license after January 1st.

Important Information Regarding Food Sales in City Parks


Section 9.20.090 of the Puyallup Municipal Code (PMC) states that: It is unlawful to sell refreshments or merchandise in any park without the written consent of, or a concession contract with, the Parks Director. View the Puyallup Municipal Code.