Door-to-Door Solicitors and Peddlers

The City of Marion, Illinois frequently receives inquiries regarding persons going door-to-door and soliciting. Please review the following information about our solicitation guidelines and some suggestions for interacting with solicitors.

Solicitors within the City of Marion must apply for and be approved for a permit to solicit in the City.

Per city ordinance solicitors must adhere to the following guidelines and rules regulating door-to-door solicitation:

  • Must cease solicitation upon owner or occupant request
  • Must obey posted “No Solicitor Invited” signs
  • Must carry and display their permit while they are soliciting
  • May only ring bells, knock, or engage with residents for solicitation between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. or sunset, whichever occurs first

If a solicitor does not display and cannot produce a permit, they may not be licensed to solicit within Marion city limits and may be reported to the Marion Police Department by calling (618) 993-2124.

For a list of currently approved solicitors or to verify if a solicitor has been approved and permitted by the City, please contact the City Clerk’s office at (618) 997-6281.

Pushy, rude, or aggressive solicitors

Beyond the restrictions listed above, the City of Marion does not directly regulate the demeanor of individual solicitors.  Remember, however, that as a homeowner or occupant, you may at any time ask a solicitor to leave your property. Every resident has the right to feel secure in their home, should you feel threatened or unsafe based upon a solicitor’s behavior, contact the Police immediately at (618) 993-2124.

The city encourages residents having complaints about aggressive or deceptive practices of a business to file a consumer complaint with the Illinois Attorney General’s Office at (800) 243-0618.

Alternative Energy Suppliers (Aggregation Solicitors) 

Residents should specifically be aware of door-to-door energy supplier sales and solicitations. Residents should be aware that the City of Marion does not send people door to door to register residents for the supply of alternate energy.

The city encourages residents who wish to sign up with their own energy provider to initiate first contact with the provider after comparing all rates and options.  When evaluating energy suppliers, residents are encouraged to visit the Illinois Commerce Commission’s complaint scorecard which tracks and compares the rate of complaints against retail electric suppliers and energy providers.

Residents who encounter pushy, rude, or aggressive aggregation solicitors are urged to contact the Illinois Commerce Commission Consumer Services Division which regulates energy retailers. Their phone number is (800) 524-0795.

Guarding Your Personal Information

Citizens should never compromise their security by providing a solicitor with utility account information unless they intend to enroll in an alternate energy program of their own choosing.  The city recommends that residents carefully protect their account information and energy billing information from solicitors and all other non-account holders.

How to Prevent Solicitors At Your Home

Prominently display a no soliciting notice on or near the main entrance by way of a sign measuring at least 3” x 4” in size. No soliciting notices should read in letters at least 1/3” in height “No Solicitors Invited” or comparable language.  Please refer to the Notice example to the right of this paragraph.

It is illegal in the City of Marion to solicit at a location where proper No Soliciting signage has been posted.  With or without a sign, residents should not ever be afraid to exercise boundaries with solicitors by refusing to answer their door or by politely stating ‘no thank you’ or ‘not interested’ and shutting and locking their door.

Constitutional Rights of Solicitors

The First Amendment and the U.S. Constitution protect the rights of door-to-door solicitors and preclude the ability of a community to ban or significantly limit door-to-door sales.   The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld free speech for commercial purposes and the City’s ability to restrict commercial door-to-door solicitation is limited to local regulations restricting the time, place, and manner of door-to-door solicitations.  Homeowners and occupants, however, do have the ultimate right to determine whether solicitors shall or shall not be invited to their residences or property.

Issued Permits

Updated as of 6.18.24

Permit #Issued ToCompany NameTo SellAuthorized to Sell Dates
2024-01Craig CourtawayWeedman Lawn CareFree Quotes for Lawn Care1/9/2024 – 2/8/2024
2024-02Joshua SeawardWeedman Lawn CareFree Quotes for Lawn Care1/9/2024 – 2/8/2024
2024-03Tyler BemoviczWeedman Lawn CareFree Quotes for Lawn Care1/9/2024 – 2/8/2024
2024-04Timothy Eric CarterAmerican Ice CreamIce Cream3/5/2024 – 4/5/2024
2024-05Donald Nathan WickEEQUALSSolar Panel Systems3/19/2024 – 4/19/2024
2024-06Christopher StarkEEQUALSSolar Panel Systems3/19/2024 – 4/19/2024
2024-07Brayden WilliamsVista EnergyEnergy3/22/2024
2024-08Corhan McQueenVista EnergyEnergy3/22/2024
2024-09Kelvin KatwalaVista EnergyEnergy3/22/2024
2024-10Zachary GreenVista EnergyEnergy3/22/2024
2024-11Asaad KhamisiIDT EnergyEnergy Supply and Community Solar3/25/24 – 3/28/24
2024-12Joshua HaganIDT EnergyEnergy Supply and Community Solar3/25/24 – 3/28/24
2024-13Liuv Suarez DiazIDT EnergyEnergy Supply and Community Solar3/25/24 – 3/28/24
2024-14 Elias DavisIDT EnergyEnergy Supply and Community Solar3/25/24 – 3/28/24
2024-15Aidan RobbinsIDT EnergyEnergy Supply and Community Solar3/25/24 – 3/28/24
2024-16Ricardo Ruiz **Didn’t pay or showIDT EnergyEnergy Supply and Community Solar
2024-17Kane RobinsonFlex PowerSolar3/28/2024 – 3/30/2024
2024-18Justin BoydEEQUALSSolar Panel Systems4/10/2024 – 4/19/2024
2024-19Christopher StarkEEQUALSSolar5/09/2024 – 6/09/2024
2024-20Donald Nathan WickEEQUALSSolar 5/09/2024 – 6/09/2024
2024-21Justin BoydEEQUALSSolar5/07/2024 – 6/07/2024
2024-22Timothy Eric CarterAmerican Ice CreamIce Cream5/21/2024 – 6/21/2024
2024-23Alysa BuntingIndigo RealtyReal Estate – Flyers5/21/2024
2024-24Akil CollieInternational Marketing ConceptsEnergy / Community Solar6/01/2024 – 6/08/2024
2024-25Khelal BarnettInternational Marketing ConceptsRenewable Energy6/01/2024 – 6/08/2024 DO NOT RENEW
2024-26DeNashia BrownleeInternational Marketing ConceptsRenew Energy / Community Solar6/01/2024 – 6/08/2024
2024-27John FullerInternational Marketing ConceptsReusable Energy6/01/2024 – 6/08/2024
2024-28 Endicottapproved, not paid
2024-29Trippapproved, not paid
2024-30Daniel PhillipsProLux EnergySolar Panels6/05/2024 – 6/18/2024
2024-31Davis DobbsProLux EnergySolar Panels6/05/2024 – 6/18/2024
2024-32Evan GaddProLux EnergySolar Panels6/05/2024 – 6/18/2024
2024-33Kyle B SmithProLux EnergySolar Panels6/05/2024 – 6/18/2024
2024-34Auston TribbleProLux EnergySolar Panels6/05/2024 – 6/18/2024
2024-35Dylan MangurianProLux EnergySolar Panels6/05/2024 – 6/18/2024
2024-36Sally HengenProLux EnergySolar Panels6/05/2024 – 6/18/2024
2024-37Stephen EmmertProLux EnergySolar Panels6/05/2024 – 6/18/2024
2024-38Andrew LooneyProLux EnergySolar Panels6/05/2024 – 6/18/2024
2024-39Tyler PhillipsProLux EnergySolar Panels6/05/2024 – 6/18/2024
2024-40Christopher PappertProLux EnergySolar Panels6/05/2024 – 6/18/2024
2024-41Alexander C. HollenkampProLux EnergySolar Panels6/05/2024 – 6/18/2024
2024-42William G HunterProLux EnergySolar Panels6/05/2024 – 6/18/2024
2024-43Jackson ConnorRadix SolarSolar6/17/2024 – 7/17/2024
2024-44Kyle MillerLGCY PowerSolar6/18/2024 – 6/29/2024
2024-45 Justin AylsworthLGCY PowerResidential Solar6/18/2024 – 6/24/2024
2024-46Michael DelageLGCY PowerSolar Panels6/18/2024 – 6/24/2024
2024-47Trevor RegisterLGCY PowerSolar, Setting/Closing Appointments6/18/2024 – 6/24/2024
2024-48Conrad SeamanLGCY PowerSolar6/18/2024 – 7/18/2024
2024-49 Mark S Bechtle “Ford”FlexPwrSolar Systems7/09/2024 – 8/09/2024
2024-50Dane CatlinFlexPwrSolar Panel Systems7/09/2024 – 8/09/2024
2024-51Moshe SchlusselFlexPwrSolar Panels7/09/2024 – 8/09/2024
2024-52Niteesh SirimillaFlexPwrSolar7/09/2024 – 8/09/2024
2024-53Isaac BloomFlexPwrSolar Panels7/09/2024 – 8/09/2024
2024-54Nicholas KramerFlexPwrSolar Panel Systems7/09/2024 – 8/09/2024
2024-55Daniel DohertyFlexPwrSolar Panels7/10/2024 – 7/11/2024
2024-56Colby Christopher BallFlexPwrSolar Panels7/10/2024 – 7/11/2024
2024-57 John CowartFlexPwrSolar Panels7/10/2024 – 7/11/2024
2024-58Luke BransonFlexPwrSolar Panel Systems7/09/2024 – 8/09/2024
2024-59Thomas SalvatoreFlexPwrSolar Systems7/09/2024 – 8/09/2024