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Door-to-Door Solicitation Reminders

Door-to-Door Solicitation Reminders
Posted on 04/25/2022

As the weather trends warmer and more people are getting outside, more solicitors are going door-to-door.

As salespeople are making their way through the streets, knowing the dos and don’ts of solicitation in New Hope is essential.

Before beginning any sales in New Hope:

  • Solicitors must first register with and get the approval of the city
  • Applicants must always possess a copy of their registration while soliciting

Upon the city’s approval to solicit, salespeople cannot do these prohibited practices:

  • Disobey a “No Solicitation” sign posted on private property
  • Obstruct the free flow of vehicular or pedestrian traffic
  • Create a direct threat to the health, safety, or welfare of any individual or the general public
  • Enter residential premises between 8 p.m. and 9 a.m.
  • Harass, intimidate, abuse, or threaten a person; continue to offer merchandise for sale to any person after being declined, or refuse to leave premises

Solicitors in violation of those prohibitions can be charged with a petty misdemeanor.

Further details can be found in New Hope City Ordinance Sec. 8-6. - Solicitors, peddlers, hawkers, and transient merchants:

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