Around this time of year, City of Roseville staff get complaints from homeowners who have door-to-door salespeople pressuring them to buy products or services. Some solicitors even target senior citizens.
In the springtime, complaints usually are about salespeople trying to sell lawn services, tree trimming or other landscaping projects. Others try to scare homeowners into making immediate decisions about their product or service.
Solicitation in Roseville is legal between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Solicitors may not impede pedestrian or vehicular traffic. If residents do not want solicitors coming to their door, they can post a “No Peddlers or Solicitors” sign. If a sign is posted and someone comes to the door, that person is trespassing. Residents are encouraged to call the police at 651-767-0640. If you feel threatened, immediately call 9-1-1.
A few suggestions before hiring someone to do home repairs or landscaping projects:
Get more information about rules for solicitation in Roseville at www.cityofroseville.com/police or contact Police Community Relations Coordinator Corey Yunke at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-792-7209.