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On June 12, 2013, the Board of Commissioners adopted Ordinance #924 updating the regulations for door-to-door solicitation.
The Ordinance requires all persons engaged in for-profit peddling and soliciting activities to obtain a license from the Springfield Township Police Department before engaging in such activities.
The ordinance also requires every person engaging in peddling and soliciting activities in Springfield Township to carry a license with him/her, and to exhibit their license upon request to all police officers and citizens. Peddling and soliciting is prohibited on Sundays, and is restricted to the hours of 10 AM and 9 PM Monday through Friday, and 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturdays.
Please note, however, that persons and organizations who engage in door-to-door peddling and soliciting on behalf of non-profit or otherwise exempt organizations and causes as set forth by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of State, Bureau of Charitable organizations, are exempt from the Township requirements to obtain a permit.
Township residents who wish to be placed on a "Do Not Solicit" registry so that they are not disturbed by persons engaged in peddling and soliciting activities must complete the No Solicitation Application and obtain a window decal from the Police Department. Window decals must be displayed prominently on the resident's front door.
Applications can be returned to and window decals can be obtained from the Springfield Township Police Department during the hours of 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.
Residents are reminded to contact the Police Department at 911 in the event that they are solicited by an individual who cannot produce a valid license, or if they observe any other suspicious activity in their neighborhood.