To all current Peddler or Solicitor License Card Holders:   Please note that per the County Executive’s Executive Order, your license will remain in effect and a renewal will not be due, until 30 days following the termination of the Maryland State of Emergency.  We will update our information at that time.  

Peddler and Solicitor Regulation

Peddler and Solicitor Identification Cards

No person shall engage in soliciting or peddling in Howard County unless that person has obtained an identification (ID) card from the Office of Consumer Protection. Howard County Code, Section 14.700.

Definitions

Peddling means moving about the County by foot or vehicle of any kind, from place to place, house to house, door to door, or upon any street or highway, for the purpose of selling and simultaneously delivering or offering for sale and simultaneous delivery, at retail, any goods, wares, merchandise, services or foodstuffs of any kind whatever.

Soliciting means traveling about the County by foot or vehicle of any kind from place to place, house to house, door to door, or upon any street or highway, for the purpose of engaging in any one or more of the following activities:

  • Attempting to obtain orders for the sale and future delivery.
  • Attempting to obtain subscriptions to books, magazines, or newspapers, and every other kind of printed matter not publish