Door to Door Sales Not Permitted in Plymouth Township

This story is to follow-up on the story regarding door to door sales in Conshohocken. Next door in Plymouth Township, these type of sales are not permitted. Here is how the code reads:

[Ord. No. 1484, § 1, 10-8-2007]
It shall be unlawful for any person or entity to engage in soliciting, peddling or hawking without having been requested or invited to do so by the owner or owners, occupant or occupants of private property for the purpose of selling or soliciting orders for the purchase or goods, wares, merchandise, books, newspapers, food stuffs or services of any kind, or the soliciting for or the disposing of, the peddling of or the hawking of the same, such activities declared to be a nuisance and punishable as provided herein. Soliciting, peddling or hawking shall be prohibited upon private property as aforesaid whether or not the owner or occupant thereof has conspicuously posted a notice containing “No Soliciting” or “No Trespassing” thereon.

Some solicitation is permitted within Plymouth Township, but it has to be an exempt organization. Here is that list:

  • Individuals registered under the “Solicitation of Charitable Funds Act”;
  • Members of non-profit organizations such as the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
  • Persons selling tickets for the benefit of a charitable or non-profit organization.
  • Persons under the age of 18 who take orders and deliver things such as newspapers, candy, greeting cards, etc.
  • Farmers engaged in selling the products of their own farms from a truck or other vehicle.
  • Members of religious organizations.

So if you have a Conshohocken address, but live in Plymouth Township, anyone knocking on your door regarding energy sales is breaking the law.