WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – White Plains has created a “Do Not Knock” registry, which residents may sign up for to prevent solicitors from coming to their homes.
The city's Common Council passed this legislation in December, which includes, “requesting, either directly or indirectly, money, credit, funds, contributions, personal property or anything of value; taking or offering to take orders for goods, wares and merchandise, except milk or newspapers, or for services to be performed in the future, or for selling, making, manufacturing or repairing any articles or thing whatsoever for future delivery.”
A list of residents who have registered will be given to solicitors every quarter. Registration costs a one-time fee of $2.50 for the White Plains No Solicitation sticker, which should be placed on a window or door near the front of your home or apartment.
“We have all had the experience of trying to manage solicitors who come to our homes,” Mayor Thomas Roach said. “This registry is a quick and easy way for residents to ensure they do not receive unwanted knocks on their door. The sticker provides a clear but polite message to potential solicitors to go elsewhere.”
To register, visit the City of White Plains website.
The registry does not prohibit the distribution of leaflets, pamphlets or other literature, including commercial, political or religious material distributed in a lawful manner.