Peddlers & Solicitors
Often people come through the community selling goods or services such as magazines, wood, snow removal, etc. Door-to-door sales are not illegal and many of these are legitimate vendors. The Edina Police Department encourages residents to review the following information.
All peddlers/solicitors must register at the police department. Some need to obtain a permit which must be displayed on an outer garment. Not-for-profit groups need only register and do not require a permit.
In addition to the above restrictions, ALL peddlers/solicitors:
Peddlers and solicitors may be prohibited by placard.
Any resident who wishes to exclude peddlers or solicitors from their dwelling may place near the usual entrance to the dwelling a printed placard or sign bearing the following notice: “Peddlers and Solicitors Prohibited”. The placard shall be at least 3 ¾” long and 3 ¾” wide and the printing shall be no smaller than 48-point type. These placards are available at City Hall and may be purchased for $3 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
A resident who displays the placard and still has a peddler or solicitor attempt to make contact should call 9-1-1, state the situation, and give a concise description of the peddler, his vehicle and his direction of travel. An officer will be dispatched to talk with the peddler.
A resident who does not display the placard may call 9-1-1 if he or she notices any suspicious activity with the peddler (such as looking into vehicles or garages, refuses to leave property, etc.) or has reasonable fear or concern for his/her safety.