Solicitor License

To ensure the public safety, comfort, convenience and protection of citizens of Universal City, the city has established Ordinance 111, which regulates solicitation. If you have an organization that desires to solicit within the city, it is required that you adhere to the following information. You can also view City Ordinance 111.

It shall be unlawful for any person to act as a peddler, solicitor or itinerant vendor within the city without first obtaining a License in accordance with the ordinance. A canvasser is not required to have a License. Please refer to the city ordinance for definitions. Each City issued license shall be worn on the outer clothing of the individual or otherwise displayed, as so to be reasonably visible to any person who might be approached by said person. 

Application for License 

Any person or organization may apply for one or more licenses by completing an application at the Records Division at the Police Department during regular office hours. To obtain a license, each applicant shall provide documentation listed in the city ordinance, at the time of applying. A fee is required for the issuance of each license and valid for no more than 90 days. Fees shall not apply to federal, state, or local government employee or a public utility employee in the performance of his/her duty for his/her employer.
During the time following the application for one or more licenses and its issuance, the city shall investigate as to the truth and accuracy of the information contained in the application.

Solicitation Hours

Solicitation hours are limited from 9:00 A.M. and either 9:00 P.M. or thirty minutes (30) following sunset, local time in Universal City, Texas, whichever occurs first in the day.  

Violations of Ordinance 111

Any person, violating any part of the soliciting ordinance of failing to observe any provision of the ordinance shall be subject to the penalties as set forth in Sec. 1-1-6 and Sec. 1-1-7 of the Universal City Code of Ordinances.

If you wish to report any concerns, contact us at (210) 658-5353.