By Megan Wehring
BUDA — Companies are allowed to apply for solicitation permits in Buda, following a temporary suspension last August.
Buda City Council unanimously approved repealing an ordinance that suspended the solicitor permit process. Staff said a local pest control company asked the city to reconsider the permit restrictions since the Texas mask mandate was lifted.
“Since we do have a business coming forward looking to promote their business,” said council member Matt Smith, “and if they are willing to go through the process and actually register, I can support bringing them back online.”
Staff added that this only lifts the solicitation suspension; it is not related to wearing a face mask or not wearing a face mask when going door to door. An additional ordinance would need to be brought forward if city council wanted a face mask requirement for solicitors.
Companies can request 90-day solicitation permits for $250. It is unlawful for any peddler or solicitor to engage in business within city limits without a permit from the City Clerk.