City Code for Solicitors
Are You Tired of Unwanted Solicitors?
Have you ever wondered if there are any City codes about solicitors in
your neighborhood? The answer is yes. Chapter 45 of the Orlando City
Code regulates solicitors and their conduct.
Click here for some things to think about when you spot solicitors
in your neighborhood or at your door.
It is unlawful for any person to solicit or peddle within the City of
Orlando limits without first obtaining and having in personal possession
a valid, current solicitor's permit issued from the City of Orlando.
This permit will have a photo and physical description of the solicitor,
their company name and a signature from the City of Orlando.
If you do not want solicitors knocking on your door, post a ďNo
Solicitors" sign. It is against City code for solicitors to enter the
premises of a private resident for the purpose of selling or soliciting
orders when a "No Solicitors" sign is posted.
Itís also a violation of City code to:
Remain upon any residential premises
after the owner occupant requests the solicitor to
Conduct business between 5 p.m. and 9
a.m. or at any time on Sundays;
To approach back or rear doors
or the sides or rear of residential premises;
To refuse or fail to exhibit his
solicitor's permit identification card upon request by
any law enforcement officer or citizen solicited;
Intentionally make any physical
contact with or touch the person solicited without that
Block the free passage of the person
Intentionally approach in such a
manner or use obscene or abusive language or gestures
intended to or likely to cause a reasonable person to be
intimidated into responding affirmatively to the
If you see a solicitor violating any of this City Code, call 9-1-1 to
report it to the police.
Itís also important to note that in some cases, door-to-door
solicitation is used as a cover for criminal activity. Be careful and
insist on identification before opening your door to any solicitor. Use
your peephole, and if you donít have one, make the investment. Report
suspicious solicitations to the Orlando Police Department, and when
calling, be prepared with a description of the individual.