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Posted on Monday, March 17, 2003 - 08:56 am:   

Almost every day when I get off of work I pull up to my home and I have some junk handouts rubberbanded to my door knob. Does Frisco have any ordinance against this? Not only is it unsightly and unwanted trash, they walk thru your yard, and the could also scope out who is not at home to break in. What came be done about this? If I post a sign that says post no handbills and I'm at work when they come that does nothing. The city needs to enforce this citywide.

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Posted on Monday, March 17, 2003 - 10:57 am:   

Are there places that we can purchase signs for our door stating 'no solicitors' and/or 'post no bills' with a reference number to a city ordinance on them.


Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 - 10:17 pm:   

I agree with the other posts regarding this. We can stop our mail, and stop our papers when we go out of town to hide from burglars the fact that we are gone but there is nothing we can do to stop this invasion of our homes while we are away. Could we consider a petition or city ordinance that would ban this?

Todd Renshaw, Chief of Police
Username: Todd

Post Number: 129
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 10:05 am:   

I must have missed these posts over the past several days. The solicitor issue has been discussed many times on this board. I have copied a post from last October below. I am unaware of a commercial outlet for the signs.

Posted on Tuesday, October 29, 2002 - 08:48 am:
You can stop the solicitations by placing a weather proof sign near your front door that says "No Solicitors." If you have solicitations after you have placed the sign in plain view, please notify Frisco Police at 972.335.5505. You can obtain a copy of the ordinance by contacting the police department or city secretary, however, with a recent Supreme Court decision, parts of the ordinance are no longer enforceable. A revision will be forthcoming.

Update: At the last City Council meeting, the City Council approved an amendment to the ordinance to bring it in line with the Supreme Court ruling. Essentially the amendment exempts religious, political and charitable solicitations from permitting, however, they must still abide by the time restrictions (9am-7pm) and must obey the No Solicitors signs on doors. It also prohibits right-of-way soliciting (panhandling) and ticket scalping in the area near the ballpark. A copy of the updated amendment may be obtained from the City Secretary or by searching the agenda for the March 18, 2003 City Council agenda. This link will hopefully take you to item 18 on that agenda.
http://mail.ci.frisco.tx.us/WebLink/index.asp?DocumentID=32161&FolderID=32126&Se archHandle=0&DocViewType=ShowImage&LeftPaneType=Hidden&dbid=0&page=1

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Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 05:57 pm:   

Is the term "No solisitors", used in a way that would prevent persons from physically knocking on the door and/or rining the door bell only. Or will this also apply to individuals/businesses who leave fliers rubberbanded to the door.

I would like to prevent both if possible, thus my question about a sign reading "Post no Bills", in addition to the "No Solicitors" signage.

I appreciate the response, but am confused at how the term "solicitors" is used in the ordinace. Hopefully it applies to both, and not one moreso than the other.


Todd Renshaw, Chief of Police
Username: Todd

Post Number: 130
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 06:09 pm:   

A "No Solicitors" sign would cover both activities.

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