Can I Ask Salespeople Not To Come to My Door?
Yes. As a private property owner you do have the right to post your property with a "no solicitations" sign and you have the right to ask someone to leave your property if you do not want them there. If a person refuses to leave or you feel threatened by them you should dial 911 and request a police officer.
Is it Against the Law to Post Leaflets, Handbills, or Flyers on a Door?
No. People who distribute these materials are not making contact with the homeowner or engaging in the act of selling anything; there is nothing criminal or illegal about distributing materials. If the issue is one of handbills posted on your door, the enforcement becomes even more difficult. A company that chooses to advertise in that way usually hires another company to print and distribute the materials; the printing and distribution company then hires people to deliver the flyers/materials. If you are concerned about the materials serving to notify criminals that you may not be home, we recommend that you contact a neighbor and support each other by removing the flyers when either of you is out of town.
- by Community and Economic Development