At Tuesday’s Annual Meeting, homeowners overwhelmingly approved authorizing the Board to post a “No Soliciting” sign at the front entrance to Quail Creek. This will not inhibit school kids and the fire department from going door to door to raise funds for their worthy causes, however, but is intended to dissuade door-to-door solicitors from outside companies and organizations.
Homeowners should understand that a sign is legally unenforceable as there are no laws regulating door to door solicitation, which means that even with a posted sign it is not a criminal offense for people to solicit door to door. This means that the Sheriff will not come out to our neighborhood and arrest, fine, or even throw out a door-to-door solicitor because of our neighborhood sign.
A neighborhood “No Solicitation” sign, then, gives homeowners leverage to inform a solicitor of the neighborhood sign as reinforcement of the desire of our community to be free from this kind of solicitation. It actually works better than a law because sales people will be less likely to continue after a number of homeowners make this point to them.