Solicitor's Permit

Anyone planning to go door-to-door within the City of Portage for the purpose of selling a product or service, or requesting donations, must first apply for a permit through the City Clerk's Office.  Permits issued shall be valid for no longer than one year.  For questions whether a permit is required for your solicitation, contact the Office of the City Clerk at (269) 329-4511. Click here for SOLICITORS AND CANVASSERS ORDINANCE.

Any applicant must:

Completed applications can be e-mailed (forms must be notarized) to

**Important Note: in light of COVID-19, all solicitors MUST adhere to the current Center for Disease Control (CDC) Guidelines and follow the state regulations in place at the time of your event.


Vendor Name
Soliciting Individual(s)
Permit Expiration
TruGreenDave Chamberlin
Kierstin Baes
Doug Saddler
Victoria Ward
James Kueser
Lincoln MKZ
Ford Fusion
Hyundai Sonata / Mitsubishi

Irish Roofing & ExteriorsErin Rogersn/a
T.E.S. Construction
Caren DermodyFord F1505/6/2022
Victory Power, LLCCarter Gough
Jacob Sheppard
Jalen Mireles
Chevy Impala
Chevy Malibu
S & N Window Cleaning
Noah JepkemaHyundai Accent6/1/2022
Aptive EnvironmentalNathan Miller                     

Jaxon Curtis

Bryce Orton

Jack Esplin

Clayton Curtis

Ethan Broadbent

Alan Kendall

Alyssa Perfili

Nathaniel Christensen

Hunter Chapman

Tanner Chapman

Hunter Johnson

Zachary Hendry

Jack Le Sueur

Alexander Jarrett

Joseph Nevarez, Jr

Nathan Bigelow

Lucas Allen

Toyota 4Runner

Ford Fusion

Hyundai Elantra

Mazda CX-5

Mazda 3

Ford F-150

Victory PowerJeremiah BivenJeep Compass11/5/2022


Please check with the State of Michigan Liquor Control Commission (866-813-0011) prior to completing a City of Portage Liquor License to ensure correct license types and prerequisites are first met.  

Secondhand Dealer License

Per Sec. 14-203 of the Portage Code of Ordinances, no business engaging in the business of purchasing, storing, selling, exchanging and receiving secondhand goods shall be operated or maintained in the City of Portage without first obtaining a license to operate issued by the city.  This includes pawnbrokers and secondhand precious metal/gem dealers (jewelers).

There is no application or renewal fee at this time.

Secondhand Dealer License Renewal

A Secondhand Dealer License is valid for a period of one year. Per Sec. 14-210, any secondhand dealer desiring to renew a license shall apply to the City Clerk no later than 60 days before the license expires.