Solicitors & Peddlers
The City of Cibolo cannot forbid door-to-door Salesman, Peddlers, or Solicitors, however the city has enacted an ordinance to regulate certain persons who engage in these activities.
City Ordinance 1030 which was adopted in 2012, defines Solicit as:
- Request a donation of money or other thing of value
- Sell or attempt to sell any item for money or other thing of value
The ordinance makes it a violation to engage door to door soliciting under the following conditions:
- It is unlawful for a person 17 years of age or older to solicit an occupant of a residential dwelling:
- Without first obtaining a permit issued by the city;
- At any time on a Sunday, New Year’s Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day or Christmas Day;
- Before 9 a.m.; or after 6 p.m., or sunset, whichever is later.
- Listed on the No Solicitation Registry or has a "No Solicitors" sign posted on the residence
- At a location other than the primary entrance to the residence.
- It is unlawful for any person other than the permit holder to use or wear any permit or badge issued under the provisions of this article.
While the solicitation ordinance applies to many businesses, there are some industries which are regulated by state or federal law or court rulings and the City is not able to further regulate their activities and the ordinance is not applicable. Businesses ExcludedThose businesses to which the provisions of the ordinance do not apply include:
- Public utility companies or others operating under franchises granted by the City
- Insurance sales people
- Real estate sales people
- Others licensed by the state (including security alarm companies)
- Religious or political groups or organizations that solicit or canvass for a religious, charitable or other non-commercial purposes
For More Information
For the complete text of the ordinance please visit the Municode website.