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Posted on: April 11, 2022

City Council adopts Solicitation Ordinance

City Council passed a Solicitation ordinance during its April 7 meeting that establishes rules and regulations for canvassers, peddlers and solicitors conducting business within the City of Springboro.

Springboro residents who choose to be a part of the Do Not Solicit List can register here. The registration is valid until a resident changes addresses.

Beginning May 7, 2022, solicitors are required to obtain a license subject to a background check, pay a $25 fee and restrict hours for door-to-door sales from 9 a.m.to 7 p.m. In addition, the ordinance establishes a “Do Not Solicit List” that will be maintained by the City, which prohibits solicitors from making door-to-door contact with any addresses on the list. Solicitors are required to carry the list, the required license and a photo ID when making door-to-door calls. To apply for a Solicitor's license, complete this form and return it to the Springboro Police Department, 320 W. Central Avenue. 

The ordinance will not affect youth fundraising activities like school, sport or scout sales. It also doesn’t affect door-to-door political campaigns, collection of signatures or distribution of brochures or other literature. It does affect peddlers and solicitors selling for a profit; for example, door-to-door salespersons for landscaping, pest control and roofing companies would all need to have a solicitor’s license.

The ordinance is effective beginning May 7, 2022. Should a resident have a solicitor at the door without the required license or if a solicitor comes to your door and your address is included on the Do Not Solicit list, please call the Springboro Police Department, 937-748-0611.

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