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Posted on: August 3, 2017

Solicitation On The Rise

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  • Do solicitors need to obtain a permit to solicit in Mission Hills?
    • The City does NOT require that solicitors obtain a permit or notify the City of their presence.  
  • If I put up a “No Solicitors” decal, does that mean that Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts are not allowed to solicit my home?
    • The “No Solicitation” decal is all encompassing.  However, Subsection (c)(1) states that the owner may provide consent for any solicitor they choose.  
  • Where should I place the “No Solicitors” decal? 
    • The “No Solicitation” decal should be placed where it is visible to persons approaching the front door.  City Hall has decals that can be placed on glass or wood.  
  • Where can I obtain a “No Solicitors” decal? 
    • You may either call City Hall at 913‑362‑9620 and ask for a decal to be sent to you, or simply pick one up at City Hall.  If your decal or sticker is faded, please reconsider replacing it.
  • When can solicitation take place in the City?  
    • Solicitation may take place between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. April 1 to August 31, and from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. September 1 through March 31.   
  • Are religious or political flyers considered a form of solicitation?  
    • Any distribution of handbills or other materials, including religious or political flyers, is considered solicitation. 
  • Who should I call if I have a complaint about a solicitor?
    • You should call Police Dispatch at 913‑642-5151 if you feel an ordinance has been violated.  In addition, you may wish to call the Kansas Attorney General’s Office Consumer Protection Department at 1‑800‑432‑2310 to file a complaint with the state. 

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