Solicitation Guidelines

Solicitation Guidelines
Posted on 05/17/2019
As the weather continues to trend warmer, and more people are getting outside, so too are more solicitors going door-to-door.

As salespeople are making their way through the streets, it’s important to know the dos and don’ts of solicitation in New Hope.

Before beginning any sales in New Hope:
• Solicitors must first register with and get the approval of the city
• Applicants must possess a copy their registration at all times while soliciting

Upon the city’s approval to solicit, salespeople cannot do these prohibited practices:
• Disobey a “No Solicitation” sign posted on private property
• Obstruct the free flow of vehicular or pedestrian traffic
• Create a direct threat to the health, safety or welfare of any individual or the general public
• Enter residential premises between 8 p.m. and 9 a.m.
• Harass, intimidate, abuse or threaten a person; continue to offer merchandise for sale to any person after being declined; or refuse to leave premises

Solicitors in violation of those prohibitions can be charged with a petty misdemeanor.

Further details can be found in city ordinance Sec. 8-6. - Solicitors, peddlers, hawkers, and transient merchants: