Solicitor Permit / Handbill Registration

The City of North Richland Hills Code of Ordinances Article VII regulates solicitors and persons who distribute commercial handbills door to door. Persons conducting such activities are required to obtain the proper permit or registration from the city prior to going door to door.

Restrictions include:

  • No person shall solicit within the public right of way of any street or highway.
  • Solicitation and handbill distribution is permitted Monday – Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. until sunset or 8:00 p.m., whichever is earlier.
  • Solicitation and handbill distribution is not allowed Sundays, any federally designated holiday or on any day where the Department of Homeland Security has declared an orange or red state of alert.
  • Solicitors and handbill distributors may not solicit or leave handbills at premises when a sign has been posted near the main entrance of the premise containing the words "No Solicitors," "No Trespassing" or words of similar meaning.
  • The North Richland Hills Zoning Ordinance prohibits any person selling from a parking lot.
Permit / registration is not required for:

  • persons under eighteen years of age if engaged in fundraising activities for youth organizations; 
  • religious groups going door-to-door to hand out material about their church or religion; 
  • political candidates or parties or their supporters seeking to advocate particular points of view, issues or candidates.


If you have questions about permits or would like to report a permit violation, please contact the city secretary at 817-427-6060. Please report suspicious persons / activity in your neighborhood immediately by calling 9-1-1 or the Police Department non-emergency line at 817-281-1000.


Commercial handbill registration
Solicitors permit

Commercial Handbill Registration


Individuals distributing commercial handbills in the City of North Richland Hills are required to register with the City Secretary’s Office and pay a registration fee. The registration fee is $10.00 per individual for 30 days. 

Solicitors Permit 

Each individual soliciting in the City of North Richland Hills is required to obtain a solicitors permit. Solicitor’s permits are issued by the City Secretary’s Office and are valid for six months. Each solicitor will be issued a photo ID badge that is required to be worn at all times while soliciting in North Richland Hills. The ID badges will clearly identify the solicitor and the organization represented. 

  1. Applicant must submit a completed application and all required documents to the City Secretary’s Office, City Hall, Second Floor, 4301 City Point Drive.
  2. A background check is required of all solicitors.
  3. Applicant must file a bond obtained from a surety company authorized to do business in Texas. The number of solicitors determines the amount of bond. Bond amounts are: 1-5 solicitors $10,000; 6-10 solicitors $20,000; 11 or more $30,000.
  4. Permit fees are $100 for each solicitor.
  5. Current North Richland Hills Health permit required for the sale of edible merchandise.
For more information on obtaining solicitors permits or commercial handbill registration, please contact the City Secretary’s Office at 817-427-6060. Our office is located on the second floor of City Hall at 4301 City Point Drive.