Solicitors

Active solicitors list

The below list shows organizations that are currently permitted to solicit within the Village of River Forest. If you are a resident and are solicited by an organization not listed, please call 911. If you are an organization who is not listed but wishes to obtain a solicitors permit, please see the Solicitation permits section below.

Company Name Application Date Permit Expiration

Weed Man

4/25/18                 

4/25/19

College Works Painting 

4/27/18                  

4/27/19

Pointe Pest Control                              

5/24/18

5/24/19*

AT&T/Constellation     

7/26/18

7/26/19

IGS Energy 

8/2/18

8/2/19

Genesis Marketing/Constellation Exelon

8/20/18

8/20/19

Power Home Remodeling

10/1/18

10/1/19

*Pointe Pest Control has 2 separate permits but only has 3 solicitors in the whole group.

Solicitor safety tips

Never open the door to someone you do not know. If you feel uneasy, don’t open the door. Call your 911 if a solicitor or any stranger is aggressive or asks to enter your home. Never feel obligated to greet an unfamiliar person knocking at your door. 

“No Solicitor” decals like the one seen above are available to any resident at Village Hall. 

Please click here for a full list of solicitor safety tips

Solicitation permits

Soliciting is allowed in the Village of River Forest with permit only. All solicitors who will be operating in River Forest must carry an approved Solicitor's Permit issued by the Police Department.

The River Forest Police Department will conduct a criminal background check on all applicants before a permit is approved. Any organization eligible to conduct solicitation activities within the corporate limits of River Forest shall pay a permit fee of one hundred dollars per twelve month period, which will include the fee for the requestor's background check. Each subsequent solicitor of an organization (maximum of eight) will be charged a background check fee of twenty-five dollars per solicitor.

For more on solicitor applications, click here.