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
 Happy Ice Cream
 May 3, 2017 to May 3, 2018
 Pointe Pest Control  May 12, 2017 to May 11, 2018
 Teri L. Khazen of Edwards Jones  November 14, 2017 to November 14, 2018
 VFW Western Springs
 May 19, 2018 to May 28, 2018
 La Grange Council 6483 Knights of Columbus "2018 Tootsie Roll Drive"
 September 21, 2018 and September 22, 2018
 Shack Shine  April 11, 2018 to April 10, 2019
 Robin Jesk, Renewable Energy for Star Energy  April 13, 2018 to May 12, 2018
Helena Pelikan, Renewable Energy for Star Energy  April 23, 2018 to May 23, 2018
 Robert Burch, Roofer's Union June 16, 2018