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.

 Peter Shapiro, New York Life August 2, 2018 - August 1, 2019
 La Grange Council 6583 Knights of Columbus "2018 Tootsie Roll Drive" September 21 - 22, 2018
 Kiwanis Club of Western Springs-Hinsdale September 27 - 28, 2018
 Lions Club "Candy Days" October 11 - 14, 2018
 Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana October 1 - 21, 2018
 American Legion Post 1941 October 20 - December 2, 2018
 St. John of the Cross Annual Food Drive November 10 and 17, 2018
 Teri L. Khazen, Edwards Jones November 14, 2017 - November 14, 2018
 Shack Shine April 11, 2018 - April 10, 2019
 Misericordia Heart of Mercy Campaign April 26 - 27, 2018
 Mahmoud Agdeldeen, Happy Ice Cream May 24, 2018 - May 23, 2019
 Girls Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana January 1 -  21, 2019