Peddling and Soliciting in Penn Township

Penn TownshipIn December of 2012, the Penn Supervisors adopted the Peddling and Solicitation Ordinance. Resulting from complaints and safety concerns, this ordinance is intended to protect our residents, in particular, our seniors, from unwanted contact with solicitors and peddlers and to protect those traveling township roads.

Peddlers and solicitors wishing to operate within the boundaries of Penn Township may do so only between the hours of 9 AM and 5 PM, Monday through Saturday if they have a permit issued by the township.

In order to obtain a permit, an application, available at the township office, 260 Lewis Road in West Grove must be completed and returned a long with proof of insurance of a minimum of $1,000,000 in general liability.

Penn TownshipTo ensure the safety of those on Penn Township roads, no one may collect money for any organization on a public roadway in Penn Township. Selling or soliciting is strictly prohibited on public roadways, roadsides, alleys, neighborhoods or anywhere that a sign is posted prohibiting solicitation.

Violators will be prosecuted and fined for trespassing.

If there is a solicitor operating within the township borders without the appropriate permit, please report it to the township office at 610-869-9620 or by email at


What to Know About Right to Know

If you would like to inquire after public records a Right to Know request form can be found under the ‘Applications, Forms and Codes’ tab at the top of our website. Please direct all Right to Know requests to Penn Township’s Open Records Officer by email, fax or U.S. mail.

Open Records Officer:

Caitlin A. Ianni
260 Lewis Road
West Grove, PA 19390
(o) 610-869-9620
(f) 610-869-9194

Here is Penn Township’s full office procedure:

Penn Township’s Right to Know Procedure