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Posted on: February 27, 2019

Tips for Dealing with Door-to-Door Solicitors in Yorba Linda

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Door-to-door solicitors may have other motives than selling magazines or services when going door-to-door in your neighborhood, such as burglary or theft. In an effort to help combat against these types of crimes, Yorba Linda Police Services, along with the City of Yorba Linda, would like to remind residents of safety information related to door-to-door solicitors.

The City of Yorba Linda Municipal Code regulates door-to-door solicitation for commercial purposes. Regulations are as strong as legally permissible based on Federal law and Supreme Court decisions protecting First Amendment rights. All commercial solicitors are required to register with the City Clerk to obtain a City-issued permit. Residents are cautioned to only open their door for commercial solicitors who are able to show their City-issued solicitor's badge. In the case of a threatening situation, residents should call 911. Solicitors with a City-issued permit are required to comply with the following regulations set by the City:
  • Submit to a criminal background check;
  • Carry a photo ID and carry a City-issued solicitation badge at all times;
  • Refrain from engaging in abusive solicitation;
  • Leave the premises when requested to do so;
  • Refrain from soliciting 30 minutes after sunset or earlier than 8:00 a.m.;
  • Refrain from soliciting on any premises listed on the City's Do Not Knock Registry; and
  • Honor "No Soliciting" signs displayed on any premise.

Residents who do not wish to receive door-to-door solicitors may register for the City of Yorba Linda's Do Not Knock Registry by completing an online form, emailing the Deputy City Clerk, or calling the City Clerk's Office at 714-961-7150. Solicitors are prohibited from visiting addresses listed on the Do Not Knock Registry. Violations should be reported immediately to the Orange County Sheriff's Department by calling 714-647-7000.

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