Post Number: 1
|Posted on Monday, June 16, 2008 - 08:58 am: |
Is there any legal action I can pursue against door solicitors? I have a highly viable sign on my property.
We called the local police, they said they could send an officer out, but what good would that do?
I found this online:
If you do not wish to have solicitors at your door, post a "No Trespassing" and/or "No Solicitation" sign on your property. If a solicitor still approaches your door after posting such signage, the solicitor is trespassing and the City can take legal action against the solicitor. To report a trespassing solicitor, please call the local police office.
Todd Renshaw, Chief of Police
Post Number: 376
|Posted on Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 09:37 am: |
Refer to the archived post. This is an on-going issue that has been discussed repeatedly.
If the person disregards the sign on your residence, he/she has violated the city ordinance. It would be no different than an employee speeding in a company truck. The responsibility is on the individual. In order to take enforcement action we would have to catch the person doing it, or have a citizen identify a person as violating the ordinance.
Trespassing would not be the correct violation, unless there was an additional sign that said no trespassing.
We have had some success in the past by calling the marketing company that hires the solicitors and requesting they adequately train their employees. The marketing companies are receptive and want their employees to obey the signs, but as you have experienced, some of the employees fail to observe the signage. For additional assistance, please email Sgt. Gerald Meadors at firstname.lastname@example.org