An ordinance regulating door-to-door solicitations at private residences has been adopted by the City of Delta.
Previously, the city prohibited any type of door-to-door sales, although enforcement was virtually non-existent.
The ordinance is designed to be an "effective means of regulating the activity that avoids the need for a total prohibition but still minimizes the potential for abuse, conflict, and disruption to the general public."
The bar is set pretty high — solicitors must complete an application, pay a $200 permit fee, obtain identification badges for all personnel engaged in peddling at a cost of $25 each, and submit a Colorado Bureau of Investigations criminal background check for all persons authorized to conduct commercial door-to-door solicitation under the permit.
The ordinance outlines the conditions under which a permit can be denied or revoked. It also restricts solicitation to the hours of 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. or dusk, whichever comes earlier.
Residents who do not want salesmen calling at their home can place "No Solicitation" or "No Trespassing" signs at the entrance to their property.blog comments powered by Disqus