So in anticipation of peddler season the city clerk put together a picture of what a peddler permit looks like in Rochester. Note this will be on gold colored paper. Political campaigns and religious folks are not solicitors and do not need one of these. I get a lot of complaints about scam artists going door to door trying to sell things.
Here is how we as a community can end the abuse very quickly. If someone comes to your door that you don’t recognize, snap a picture with your phone. If they are trying to sell you something, ask to see their peddler’s permit. If they do not have one, call the police non-emergency line 507-328-6800 and tell them that you had a peddler with out a license and then provide the police with the picture and any other details.