Throughout the year, door-to-door peddling, soliciting and canvassing raises questions from Blaine residents. While most of these activities are regulated by the city, they cannot be prohibited entirely.
A canvasser, for example, may go door-to-door without a permit from the city. A canvasser may be a person asking for signatures on a petition, requesting support for a political candidate or position, or seeking donations for a religious organization.
For your safety, remember the following:
All peddlers and solicitors are:
Required to obtain a permit from the city.
Required to carry their city-issued photo ID/license with them and must show it a upon request.
Restricted to operating between the hours of 9AM and 7PM, and they are not allowed to solicit on Sundays and state or national holidays.
Owners and occupants should:
Not let a peddler, solicitor, or canvasser into your home, even if they have a permit.
Report suspicious persons or activities to the Blaine Police Department by calling 911.
Please help make neighborhoods safer by promptly reporting unlicensed solicitors or any other suspicious activity to the Blaine Police Department. Residents can always call 911 or in a non-emergency situation residents can call the non-emergency line at 763-427-1212.