Solicitor application

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.

Solicitor Application


Contact Police Department

  • 911 (emergency),
    708-366-7125 (non-emergency)
  • 400 Park Avenue
    River Forest, IL 60305
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