Don’t want sales people knocking on your door?
Doylestown Borough residents can now add their name to the “Do Not Sell” list, thanks to an ordinance passed Monday by Borough Council. The ordinance makes it illegal to sell or peddle at a residence on the Do Not Sell list.
Residents who wish to be added to the Do Not Sell list can email their name and address to email@example.com.
The Do Not Sell list applies to soliciting and peddling but not canvassers, according to the ordinance. “Residents wishing to prohibit canvassers on their property may do so by posting a sign at the primary entrance to the premises or at the entry to the principal building on the premises,” the borough posted on its website.
The Borough’s Code Enforcement Officer will maintain a current copy of the Do Not Sell list.
Those who violate the new law will be subject to a fine of up to $600 and/or imprisonment of up to 30 days, according to the ordinance.
A license is already required for those who wish to sell door to door in the borough. There are some exceptions, however. Volunteer fire companies, children under 18 selling goods or newspapers and those seeking elected office don’t need a permit.