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Application for Canvasser/ Street Peddler


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    2. Contact us

      If you desire assistance or have questions about this form, you can email us at, call us at (517) 483-4133, or visit us in the City Clerk's office, located on the 9th floor of City Hall (124 W Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933).

    3. Instructions

      Complete and print this form. DO NOT sign this form except in the presence of a notary. Notary services are provided at the Lansing City Clerk's office. Bring this form and the materials listed below to the City Clerk's office to complete the application process.

    4. Fees

      There is a background check fee of $25 for each person to be licensed. For Peddlers and Canvassers, there is a non-refundable fee of $75 for the first applicant per business, and of $10 for each additional applicant.

    5. Other Requirements

      (1) Bond in the amount of $1,000 (excludes Transient Merchants)

    6. (2) Fingerprints (Applicant can bring photo ID and fee payment of $54.75 to Central Records on the 1st floor of the Lansing Police Department Headquarters between the hours of 8-3 Monday –Friday. The phone number for Central Records is 483-4680.)

    7. (3) Three wallet or passport size photos. Photos can be taken at the City Clerk's office for an additional fee of $10 per person, or can be emailed to with the subject line "[your full name] APPLICATION PHOTO".

    8. (4) If you are working for someone else, you must furnish credentials showing your legal authority to act as a representative for them.

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