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John R. Phoennik
Chief of Police

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Jun 24

Know the rules for door-to-door solicitation

Posted on June 24, 2016 at 11:05 AM by Andrea Iglar

Throughout the calendar year, and especially in nicer weather, the South Fayette Township Police Department receives many requests from people wishing to apply for solicitation permits to distribute, obtain or sell something door to door.

Every applicant must provide the department with specific identity, business, product and vehicle information so police know who is walking around in our neighborhoods. The permit request fee is $50 per day, per person.

Each person with an approved permit is issued a laminated photo identification card including name, company and the dates solicitation is allowed. Each person must carry the photo ID while out and about. If a door-to-door salesperson does not have the police-issued photo ID on their person, please notify the police department by calling 9-1-1.

Solicitors may not operate on Sundays or on weekdays earlier than 8:30 a.m. or after dusk.

A list of currently approved permits is posted on the police department’s web page at www.southfayettepa.com/police. Applications and regulations also are posted online.

Thank you, and have a safe, enjoyable summer.

—Police Chief John R. Phoennik

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