Vender Permits- Door to Door

Vender Permit SampleTo operate a door-to-door vendor business within the residential city limits of Fredericksburg, a permit ID card is required for both the business and its employees. Each person representing the business must fill out an application and present their driver's license in person at the Fredericksburg Police Department. The Texas Department of Public Safety will then conduct a criminal background check before issuing the permit ID card. 

While going door to door between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., the vendor must wear the permit ID card at all times.

Permit Exemptions

  • Newspaper carriers
  • Farmers who sell agricultural products that were raised or grown by them
  • Those who proselytize religion or distribute religious literature even if incidental to such purpose there is the sale of some good or service 
  • Those who are engaging in political speech or canvassers
  • Federal, state, or local government employees or public utility employees in the performance of his/her duty for his/her employer 

Persons who are exempt from the permitting requirements are encouraged to notify the Fredericksburg Police Department as to the approximate dates of the door-to-door activities, and the areas in which they will be working. They may also fill out a Vendor application to be kept on file.

Vender Permit Ordinance


To apply for a Vender Permit please contact the Fredericksburg Police Department at (830) 997-7585, to set up an appointment.