Franklin Park Borough requires every person who engages in door-to-door sales to first apply for and obtain a Solicitation Permit. It is illegal to conduct door-to-door sales in Franklin Park unless the salesperson has first registered and received a borough issued identification card/permit. Click on the following links to view the Solicitation Permit Requirements and the Transient Retail Business Permit Requirements.
If you do not wish to have commercial solicitors approach your door we do maintain a “No Solicitation” list and offer “No Soliciting” stickers to be placed on your door. You can be placed on the list and/or request a sticker by calling Donna Platt at 412-364-4115 , Ext. 302 or by emailing email@example.com. Solicitors not abiding by the No Solicitation List and/or No Solicitation sticker are in violation of our Solicitation Ordnance.
Non-profit organizations; charitable, religious or political, are not required to obtain a permit according to a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. We do ask exempt organizations and/or their solicitors to inform the Borough of who they represent, the dates they will be in the Borough and the names of each solicitor, however, they are not required to do so.
The issued permit should be visible on each solicitor. Before purchasing any products or services, check for the Borough issued identification card/permit. If the salesperson does not have this credential (laminated card with photo), we urge you to call 9-1-1- or the Franklin Park Police Department (during normal business hours) at 412-364-1227, Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, to report the incident. You can also contact Donna Platt at 412-364-4115 x302 Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, to verify if the organization is registered with the Borough.
Follow the link to view Franklin Park Borough’s Solicitation Ordinance No. 620-2014.
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