Door-to-Door Solicitation

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Door-to-Door Solicitation

The Police Department frequently receives calls in reference to door-to-door solicitation. Under Indialantic Town Code Section 10-17 it is only unlawful for a commercial solicitor or peddler to go in or on a private residence if the property owner or occupant has given notice that they are not interested in being approached by a peddler or solicitor. Notice may be given by posting and continuously maintaining a sign not to exceed 4” X 12” in a conspicuous location on the private residential property which states “No Soliciting” or words of a substantially similar nature. The owner or agent of a non-condominium apartment building may post the common areas of the apartment property. Peddlers and solicitors are not required to be licensed by the Town and the code does not address solicitation at a business or a condominium. The full text of the code can be viewed on the Town web site, or a copy can be obtained at Town Hall.

Residents are reminded that when leaving Town they should remember to cancel newspaper subscriptions, have mail retained a the post office or by a neighbor, and have a neighbor pick up any advertisements or newspapers that are left in front of their property.

Troy W. Morris

Chief of Police