Community Question Corner: What are the rules door-to-door salespersons need to follow?

BY JON CALL, CITY MANAGER/ATTORNEY

Question: What are the rules door-to-door salespersons need to follow?

Answer: North Ogden has several rules which regulate door-to-door sales. The most important rule on the books is that all door-to-door sales people who are over the age of 18 must have a city-issued identification card which has their picture, company name, their name, and other pertinent items listed. Additionally, door-to-door sales are not allowed after 9:00 p.m. at night. Solicitors (those who are selling goods or services) are not allowed to knock on a door with a “no solicitation” sign. Please also understand that you have the right to tell them “no,” and they are required to leave your property. If, at any time, a solicitor comes to your door and refuses to take “no” for an answer, please call the non-emergency dispatch number 801-629-8221 to let the police know. An officer may not be able to come immediately, but they will follow up and take appropriate action. Please remember to write down the name of the individual and their company, and any other information, so the police and city can contact them to discuss their violation of the policies and issue any necessary violations.

If you have questions about proper procedures, city code, building permits, community events, how-to’s, or other city-related questions, please send an email to jcall@nogden.org.

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