Commercial solicitation is permitted in Hudson in residential areas between the hours of 9 am and 9 pm EST, on weekdays, Saturday and Sundays, or at any time on a State or national holiday. Persons who wish to conduct for-profit, door-to-door sales must obtain a permit to do so. There is a $25 solicitor's permit fee, if applicable, due after the permit has been approved. Click here
to print and complete the application, or pick up an application at any time at the Hudson Police Department. The application includes:
• An instruction sheet
• An application
• An affidavit stating the applicant has never been convicted of a felony. This document must be notarized (which can be handled by the applicant, or it can be done at the Police Department during normal business hours if a Notary Public is on duty).
Also required are:
• One recent color photograph of the applicant (approximately passport size) and
• A copy of the applicant’s driver’s license or State ID Card. A copy can be made at the Police Department when other paperwork is turned in.
The completed application, notarized affidavit, a recent color photograph, and copy of a driver’s license or State ID card are to be delivered or mailed to the Police Department. PLEASE NOTE that failure to include any of these items will void the application.
The completed application packet will be submitted to the Chief of Police for review/approval. The review/approval process is usually completed within five business days. When approved, the applicant will be notified by phone and can then pay the $25.00 solicitor's permit fee, if applicable, at the Hudson Police Department, 36 S. Oviatt Street.
Only exact change or a check made payable to the City of Hudson will be accepted. After payment is made, the solicitor will be given a solicitor’s ID card valid for the current year only. The ID card must be worn and visibly displayed at all times when soliciting in Hudson. A copy of the permit information is kept on file at the Police Department.
Issued permits expire December 31 of the current year, regardless of the date of issuance. Renewals must be obtained in the same manner as outlined above.