What are the Rules for Door-to-Door Solicitors?

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What are the Rules for Door-to-Door Solicitors?

City staff have received some questions from residents as door-to-door soliciting has picked up this summer. Columbia Heights requires all solicitors, peddlers, or transient merchants to be licensed by the City. This measure protects residents from potential scams and ensures that only reputable businesses and individuals engage with our community. If a solicitor approaches your home, it is important to ask them to show their city-issued license. This license should be visibly displayed or easily accessible for verification.
 
If a solicitor fails to provide a valid license, you are encouraged to take immediate action. First, do not engage further with the individual. Then, contact the Columbia Heights Police Department to report the unlicensed activity by calling 911. Additionally, notify the Community Development office so they can track and address any patterns of unlicensed solicitation in the area.
 
By reporting unlicensed solicitors, you help protect your neighbors and contribute to our community's overall safety and well-being. Remember, licensed solicitors have undergone a vetting process, which includes background checks and adherence to city regulations. Your vigilance and cooperation are crucial in maintaining a secure and trustworthy environment in Columbia Heights. If you have any questions or need further information, please reach out to the Community Development office at 763-706-3670.


7-2-2024