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Posted on: June 11, 2020

A Note Regarding Door-To-Door Sales

It has come to our attention that there has been an increase in door-to-door sales activity recently. Please read the following excerpt from our Code of Ordinances on how to notify a door-to-door salesperson that you do not wish to be contacted at your home. 

Sec. 22-147 - Homeowner’s right regarding door-to-door sales.

(a) The mayor and city council are of the opinion that if a homeowner or tenant does not want to be bothered by door-to-door sales people calling upon them, sometimes several times during the day, then the choice should be theirs to make. 

The city will take the following steps to ensure that they can make that decision:

(1) The city will have signs available to put on front doors that will appear as follows:                      no soliciting sign

(2) When a salesperson is issued a business license or when his license is renewed, he will be notified that he is not to stop at any dwelling that has the "NO SOLICITING" sign displayed.
(3) Any salesperson found in violation of the above restriction shall be declared a nuisance, and his business license will be in extreme jeopardy. In addition, persons found in violation may be cited for such violation and required to pay a fine of $50.00.

Click here to download a printable door sign. If you would like a sign mailed to you, you can message us with your address. Please contact us if a door-to-door salesperson is in violation of this restriction.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

PLEASE NOTE:  This ordinance is only valid within the City of Richmond Hill limits.

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