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Solicitor Regulations

Solicitors must abide by the following city ordinances:

Excelsior: Permits are required for all solicitors except newspaper delivery, farm and garden products, or milk, ice, or baked goods vendors with regular routes in the city.

Greenwood: Permits are required for all solicitors except newspaper delivery, farm and garden products, charitable, political, or religious organizations, or milk or general food delivery with regular routes in the city.

Shorewood: Permits are required for all solicitors, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Tonka Bay: Persons cannot solicit upon or along any public streets or on any public land, or at any home with a placard posted stating “Peddlers and Canvassers Prohibited”. No person shall conduct his business so as to annoy other persons or to become a nuisance or so as to obstruct travel upon any street, alley, or public place within the city.

Although many solicitors are legitimate, some neighborhood crime is associated with certain transient groups soliciting door-to-door. Homeowners are urged to be cautious. Ask to see their permit. If they cannot produce a permit, are overly aggressive with selling tactics, or you just feel that they are suspicious, notify the SLMPD immediately by dialing 911. Remember, you are not obligated to answer the door if you are not comfortable with who is there.

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