Avalon adds “No Knock” list

Avalon residents who are bothered by door-to-door solicitors now have the ability to keep those sales reps off their front porches.

Avalon Council has adopted an ordinance that will create a “No Knock” list. Residents will be able to have their addresses included on a list that will be distributed to solicitors with instructions that they are not permitted to visit those homes.

The new ordinance also increases the fee for a solicitation permit from $10 to $30.

Solicitation ordinances do not apply to speech deemed protected by the First Amendment, such as political and religious speech.

Residents who are visited by a salesperson should always ask to see the person’s solicitation permit, and call police if the permit is not produced.