Soliciting is only allowed with a proper permit. Permits can only be obtained at the police department through Jeanine Moritz (215) 968-2800 ext. 232. The applicant must provide photo identification, and the results from a criminal record check from the Pennsylvania State Police. Non-profit groups are exempt from the fee, but should still notify police when they are going to be working in the area. Anyone with intent to solicit within Newtown Township must submit an application, as well as a completed criminal background check as completed by the Pennsylvania State Police.