All solicitors and peddlers must submit a license application and, if approved, receive a permit from the Village, except for certain groups or organizations that are exempt from the permitting requirements because of state or federal law or court decisions, for example: religious groups, political group and companies selling books, magazines, newspapers, or other publications.

With a permit, solicitors may operate only Monday–Saturday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. Soliciting is not allowed on Sundays and holidays. Residents may post a sign on their front door stating they do not want solicitations. These signs are available at Village Hall. Please report any solicitation without a permit or during non-solicitation hours to the Police Department at 708-246-8540.


Solicitors Licensed by the Village of Western Springs

The following is a list of vendors currently licensed to solicit in Western Springs. If a solicitor, who is not on this list attempts to conduct business with you and fails to produce a valid solicitor's permit, please contact the Police Department's non-emergency number at 708-246-8540 to file a report.

Organization/Company Days Allowed
Edward Jones (Dennis Dine and Todd Nyberg) May 9-May 9, 2017
Salvation Army Donut Days June 2-3, 2017
Just Energy August 5-August 5, 2017
Comcast Infinity November 8-November 8, 2017
Poppy Days May 20-29, 2017
Nick's Happy Ice Cream May 19-April 1, 2017
Misericordia April 28-29, 2017
Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive September 15-16, 2017
Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign November 1-December 23, 2017
Advanced Home Doctors February 28-February 28, 2018