Door-to-door soliciting is not permitted without first obtaining a permit through the Police Department’s Detective Bureau. Solicitors must clearly display the permit while working in town.
If a person comes to your door and does not have their permit displayed or if you feel that the person is not legitimate, please call the Police Department.
To obtain a solicitor’s permit, all applicants must complete the proper documents that are only obtainable through the Police Department’s Detective Bureau and then meet and maintain the criteria as set forth by Borough Ordinance.
- Hours of Operation: Solicitors may operate on Monday through Saturday only between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., except peddlers of food, who shall be permitted to operate from 9:00 a.m. until dusk seven days a week. These hours are in compliance with Federal and State Court decisions which are beyond the control of the Borough. Residents are welcome to place a “No Solicitors Sign” at their front door. The Borough cannot legally ban door-to-door solicitation.
- In compliance with Federal and State Law, the following are exempt from the Borough’s Solicitor Permit Requirement:
A. Any person honorably discharged from the military service of the United States possessing a peddler's license issued in conformity with N.J.S.A. 45:24-10.
B. Any person who is an exempt fire fighter as defined by N.J.S.A. 45:24-9 and 45:24-10, possessing corresponding identification in conformity with said statute.
C.Any person holding a solicitation license or permit issued under any legislation of the United States government or by a state agency pursuant to statute.
D. Any person who conducts a sale pursuant to statute or court order.
E. Persons selling or soliciting in behalf of churches, charities, fraternal organizations, philanthropic organizations, nonprofit and municipal organizations.
F. Any person engaging in the advocacy of noncommercial or not-for-profit causes, whether or not in connection with a larger organization, or engaging in spontaneous speech, including, but not limited to, speech between neighbors.
G. Campaigning for any elected public office or public question, which is to be voted upon in the Borough of Glen Rock at a general, special, primary or school board election, or in a local, state or national election;
H. Any representative, including agents or other third parties, employed by a public utility recognized by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and doing business in the Borough of Glen Rock.
I. Persons selling or soliciting orders for the sale of milk, dairy products, vegetables, poultry, eggs and other farm and garden produce.