Persons or businesses selling goods or requesting donations door-to-door must obtain a solicitor's permit from the Township of Hampton Police Department. Political, religious, charitable and non-profit organizations are not required to obtain a permit. There is a $100 permit fee and a $25 charge for each individual which is valid for one month. Along with the permit, the solicitor will be issued a photo identification badge. Any time someone comes to your door selling something or asking for donations, ask for identification and their Hampton badge (not the badge from their company). A solicitor's permit is necessary to solicit anywhere in the Township of Hampton, including streets and public buildings as well as private residences. The badge will have the Hampton Logo, the signature of Chief Vulakovich, and the date span. They should be wearing the badge so it can be clearly seen.
A "No solicitation" list is provided to the solicitors prohibiting solicitation of residences and businesses on that list. Any business or resident can be added to this list by calling the Police Department (412-486-0400) or by completing the attached form. Should a person solicit without a valid permit, they are subject to fines and/or arrest. All solicitors are restricted to the hours of 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday. No solicitation is permitted on Sundays. If a violation is deemed to have occurred, a summons may be issued to the violating person and/or business. A police officer does not need to be present at the time the alleged violation occurs; however, a complainant's testimony will be required if the matter is prosecuted in court. For safety's sake, never pay or donate cash or valuables to a door-to-door solicitor, whether they appear legitimate or not. If a solicitor does not have a Hampton badge or appears fraudulent, contact the Township of Hampton Police Department using 911 to report the complaint.
PLEASE KNOW THAT EVEN THOUGH YOU ARE ON THE “NO SOLICITATION” LIST, THAT DOES NOT GUARANTEE A SOLICITOR WILL NOT SHOW UP AT YOUR ADDRESS. IF THEY DO, LET THEM KNOW YOU ARE ON THE LIST AND YOU DO NOT WANT TO SPEAK WITH THEM.
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