Itinerant Vendors

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Peddlers, Door-to-Door Solicitation

Peddling/Door-to-Door Solicitation

Peddling prohibited with few exceptions.  Click on Ordinance below for more information.

Peddling Ordinance (#5816)

Itinerant Vendor Sales

Itinerant Vendors include, but are not limited to, the sale of retail merchandise from a fixed location, usually a roadside stand.  The fee is $100.00.

Solicitation on Streets and Roadways

Solicitation is prohibited on any highway, road or street within the unincorporated areas of Calcasieu Parish.  Members of professional firefighters associations, recognized non-profit organizations and bonafide charitable organizations may engage in solicitation of contributions under the following circumstances:

Obtain a permit from the Calcasieu Parish License Office in which the permit shall state the specific date and duration, location of and the number and the names of participants engaging in the activity.  If conducted on a highway, road or street in the unincorporated areas of Calcasieu Parish, each participant must wear a safety vest, participate in a safety briefing provided by the participating organization prior to the activity and be at least 16 years of age.

Solicitation is prohibited on the premises of a private business or parking lot without first receiving written permission from the property owner.  See L.R.S. 51:1905 which prohibits engaging in unfair methods of competition, unfair or deceptive practices or misrepresentation.


To apply for a permit for solicitation within the unincorporated areas of Calcasieu Parish, click HERE.