Port Clinton City Hall has resumed issuing permits to peddlers (commonly known as door-to-
door salespeople) with the passage of Ordinance 30-22 on October 25, 2022.
The permit application process, administered by the Auditor’s Office, includes a thorough
criminal background check, fees, and registration with the Tax Department, among other steps.
Residents have every right to demand a permit be presented when approached by a door-to-
door salesperson. Even with a permit, a peddler can be refused entry.
A permit holder is not an agent of the City of Port Clinton. No city official or staff will ever
present a permit and demand entry to a home (e.g., for inspection). Be smart. Port Clinton
Police Department is charged with enforcement.
Permit application is available online: https://www.portclinton.com/auditor/