Homeowners and businesses should be aware of City ordinances which
provide regulation and permit procedures for door-to-door solicitors
and itinerant merchants in Nederland.
Permits are issued for a period of 12 months and the fee is $10.00 per
solicitor. Any application for a license shall be accompanied by a bond
in the penal sum of $1,000.00, signed by the applicant and signed, as
surety, by a surety company authorized to do business in the State
Solicitors may not approach a residence or business that displays a sign
stating "no solicitors" or "no soliciting". Solicitors must leave the
premises when asked to do so by the resident or business representative.
With exceptions for solicitation for and by local youth organizations, all
door-to-door solicitors must have a permit issued by the City Clerk's office.
Such permits must be carried and displayed by the solicitor upon request.
If an itinerant vendor is selling or collecting funds at a stationary
location they must obtain written permission from the property owner or business
Permits are not required to distribute circulars or flyers on the doors of homes
or businesses. However, distributors shall not ring doorbells, knock on doors,
or engage in converstation about the product or solicitation. In order to place
advertising on cars in commercial parking lots, distributors must first obtain
permission from the owner or manager of the property.
In accordance with City ordinance solicitors may not begin going door-to-door
prior to 9:00am or after 6:00pm.
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