Town Code Article 8-01states that it is unlawful for any peddler, solicitor or transient merchant to engage in business within the Town of Prescott Valley without first obtaining a license. This is defined as any person who goes from house to house, from place to place or from street to street, conveying or transporting goods, wares or merchandise or offering the same for sale, or making sales and delivering articles to purchasers.
Peddler license application forms are available at the Town Clerk’s office and at www.pvaz.net. The Town Clerk’s office is located at 7501 East Skoog Blvd, Room 216, Prescott Valley AZ 86314.
Peddler licenses have a photo of the licensed individual and are to be carried with the person to whom it is issued. It must be shown upon request to police officers and to potential customers.
The Code provides exemption for religious and charitable organizations if a sworn affidavit is filed with the Town Clerk on the form to be furnished by the Town Clerk with the following information: tax exempt number for the organization, name and purpose of the cause for which permit is sought, names and address of the officers of the organization, information regarding the location, date and hours of operation of the activity, and whether or not any commission, fees, etc. are to be extended in connection with such solicitation and the amount thereof.
For further information you may contact the Town Clerk at 928.759.3135 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If peddlers come to your home and cannot present a peddler’s license issued by the Town, they may receive a citation in violation of the Peddler Code. You are encouraged to contact the police department to report such activity.
Prescott Valley Police Department can be contacted at (928) 772-9267 for non-emergencies, 911 for emergencies.