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24-01-2013, 02:12 PM
RE: Laws on soliciting
I used to get mostly religious solicitations, but ocassionally from someone wanting me to buy frozen meats and magazines.... Here is my fix.

"I don't need your religion, and I don't want to buy anything. Solicitors not welcome. No Trespassing."

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24-01-2013, 02:30 PM
RE: Laws on soliciting
I think it could possibly be illegal where you live KC. It is in certain areas of louisiana it would appear.

[font=arial, verdana, sans-serif]http://www.wafb.com/story/20189232/7-on-your-side-door-to-door-soliciting?clienttype=printable]"Most consumers don't realize what the rules are and there's a city ordinance and a parish ordinance that prohibit door to doors sales," said Carmen Million of the Better Business Bureau of Southwest Louisiana.


Maybe stick a sign up saying "No solicitors, it is illegal and we WILL prosecute"

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24-01-2013, 02:34 PM
RE: Laws on soliciting
Do a sign, and add a "beware of the deadly biting dog" sign. It will stop.

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24-01-2013, 03:28 PM
RE: Laws on soliciting
It might or might not be illegal to solicit when a sign is up. That depends on your own local ordinances. Google it.

But even if you find out it's illegal, what is your recourse when you put up the sign and someone rings the bell anyway?

Call the police? What are they going to do other than tell the
person that you don't want him on your property? How do you intend
to keep the person on your property until the police arrive? You have no
right to use force to detain them, and the moment you prevent them
from leaving, you've committed a felony.

Sue them? What damages would you show in court that would keep the
judge from throwing it out as a frivolous suit and imposing monetary
sanctions on you?

Sue the organization? You'd have to demonstrate in court that you'd
given that specific organization notice that you didn't want them to
enter your property and that they had instructed their members to
ignore those instructions. And, again, you would have to show actual
damages in order to recover any money.

One might get a restraining order if it's an actual and persistent
problem, but that order would only be directed at specific
individuals and would not cover the rest of the world's
population -- not to mention that it's a heck of a lot of work and
cost just to avoid occasionally answering the door and telling
someone you aren't interested.

You might consider a "No Trespassing" sign rather than a "No Soliciting" sign - it's likely that you have more ordinances enforcing trespassing laws than you do soliciting laws. But in the end, all you get with either sign is that some solicitors will abide by it and some will ignore it. Most likely, the most annoying ones (professionals who have been taught that there is no way for you to enforce that sign) will ignore it, and the least annoying, maybe even welcome, solicitors (maybe you like to buy girl scout cookies or help neighborhood kids with school fundraisers) are the ones most likely to obey it.

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27-01-2013, 10:57 AM
RE: Laws on soliciting
(24-01-2013 02:08 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  
(24-01-2013 01:38 PM)Chas Wrote:  Is "brandishing a firearm" an offense in your parish? Consider
As long as I'm in my home... no.

I've considered this.
Tom Mabe already did this.....




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28-01-2013, 02:25 AM
RE: Laws on soliciting
(24-01-2013 01:14 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  I'm so sick and tired of solicitors at my house.

What are the laws on this? If I put up a sign in plain sight, they are legally bound to not solicit my house. Correct?

Also, they are legally bound by a verbal or written request to not solicit if asked. Correct?

FYI - I live in Livingston Parish in Louisiana.


KC, out of curiosity, do you own the property on which your home sits?

If so, you ought to simply tell them to stay off of your property. You should be well within your rights to request them to cease trespassing. Consider


At least that's how it would work down here.

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28-01-2013, 02:55 AM
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1) Take one slab of chissled marble
2) Engrave "The Last Solicitor To Knock On My Door - RIP"
3) Put on front lawn
4) ???
5) Profit

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28-01-2013, 03:02 AM
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Are these people of the religious persuasion? If so, just telling them that you are an atheist and laughing at them makes them go away and never come back.
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28-01-2013, 05:14 AM
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(24-01-2013 01:51 PM)Anjele Wrote:  We have a No Soliciting sign on the door and I hate it because it sometimes keeps the kids away that I would buy from, like the scouts.
Mostly it has worked for us. The number of people coming to the door has dropped significantly. If they do knock, hubby points out the sign and asks if they can read. Those people generally don't make a return trip.


Do this, but put up a second sign that says something along the lines of 'Except for Girlscout Cookies' or 'Girl/Boyscout Fundraisers'.

Because cookies are AWESOME. Big Grin

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28-01-2013, 06:24 AM
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But then it just sounds pedo.

"No solicitors, small children in uniform always welcome"

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