Solicitors Require a License


Fairfax County Police Department
Franconia District Station

6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310
703-922-0889. TTY 703-204-2264. Fax 703-719-6436
Date Released 03/24/11
Contact: Officer Eddy Azcárate / 703-922-0889
Information Bulletin: Solicitors

Solicitors Require a License


                You get a knock at the door. Someone is there to sell you magazines, siding, wood or some other product or service. You may be interested in the product or want to help the charity involved.

                Before you do … Is the solicitor licensed? … Is the business they represent legitimate? These are a couple of questions you should ask yourself.

                REMEMBER your safety is priority.

                “Door-to-door” solicitors require a solicitor’s license in Fairfax County. The Regulation and Licensing Branch of the Fairfax County Department of Cable and Consumer Affairs recently published a brochure where you can see an example of a solicitor’s license.

When a solicitor knocks:

  • Ask for his or her license.

  • If they do not have a valid license, ask them to leave.

  • Call Fairfax County Police (non-emergency) at 703-691-2131 to report the violation.




To request this information in an alternate format, call the Franconia District Station at 703.922.0889.  TTY 703-204-2264






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