Solicitation Permits for door to door sales persons?

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker First, Huntsville, AL

So how many of you hate or love when people come knocking on your door only to try to sell you magazine subscriptions, carpet cleaning solutions or anything else that you may or may not care for?Door To Door

The Huntsville City Council would like to have commercial sales people and professional fundraisers to apply to the city for solicitation permits. They would have to provide current background reports including criminal history and ex-convicts and parolees would be automatically disqualified for the permit.

Once the background check passed and an application fee paid, the solicitors would be given permits and photo identification tags. The solicitors need to wear to tags in clear view while going on door-to-door sales calls. Other stipulations of the new rule would not allow sales people to knock on doors before 8:00 am or after sunset. Homes with "No Solicitation" signs in the yard would be off limits (which I have on my own door).

No soliciting

This new ordinance would not affect Girl Scouts, religious groups, political candidates, student fundraisers and charitable groups (what is left?). This is just a proposal and will be discussed in a special work session later this month.

I believe they are proposing this due to a recent increase in home burglarlies~some of which, neighbors or homeowners had stated that a sales person had recently been to their home soliciting. I am not sure how this will play out. But in the meantime, my "No Soliciting" sign on our door will stay put. 

How would you feel if this was happening in your neighborhood? 

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Honestly, Diane, I think this is a great idea.  When I am at home, the last thing I want to do is to worry about who is knocking at my front door.  Girl Scouts are fine.  I just love their cookies.  Perhaps too much... LOL.  Other than that... I think having to register and get a permit from the local authorities is the way to go.

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We have to many gated communities here in S. Florida, so the chances of this happening are non-existent. That being said the older communities do have some limitations. Though I think it is annoying, I'm OK with it to a degree.

January 31, 2012 09:41 PM
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Huntsville's proposed ordinance would likely be challenged by First Amendment / Free Speech advocates.  It probably won't stand up in Federal Court.

 

 

 

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