Several area communities are considering laws regulating door-to-door soliciting and canvassing in response to an increase in the activity and complaints about it from residents.
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Cities and Door-to-Door Sales
Several area communities are considering or have enacted new legislation to limit solicitors in neighborhoods. Here is a sample of what cities have done:
Englewood: New ordinance 2012, includes do-not-solicit list
Riverside and Union: Have approved new ordinances based on Englewood’s.
Kettering: Residents advised to post property with No Soliciting sign.
Centerville: City Council discussing updated ordinance similar to Englewood’s.
Oakwood: Changes including an earlier curfew to be proposed.
Provisions of Englewood’s ordinance
• Residents can sign up online or in person for a do-not-solicit list, which must be renewed after five years
• Groups and companies are required to get permits to work in neighborhoods
• Fee is $1, there’s a two-day waiting period and permits expire after 10 days, but can be renewed
•Applicants must show photo IDs and submit to background checks
• Political, religious and other groups or individuals with a cause can go door to door from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
• Companies selling products can do so from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.