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OFFICE #: 570-544-6212
Chief Michael Combs
Soliciting Permits – Solicitation includes the act of any person, whether a resident of the Borough or not, traveling by foot, vehicle or any other type of conveyance who goes from house to house, business to business, from place to place or in or along any highway, street or sidewalk within the city either: (1) requesting, either directly or indirectly, money, credit, funds, contributions, personal property or anything of value; (2) taking or attempting to take orders for the sale of any goods, wares, merchandise or services of any kind, or description for future delivery or for services to be performed in the future, either in person or by distributing flyers and leaflets; and (3) selling and making immediate delivery any goods, wares, merchandise or services of any kind or description, commonly referred to as “peddling.” All persons who engage in solicitation shall comply with the following:
- Carry a photo identification and a copy of a valid permit issued; and
- Immediately present a solicitation permit, identification and authorization to act on behalf of a third party, if applicable, to any person approached for said solicitation and to any law enforcement official, upon their request.
- Noncommercial Solicitation – No Charge
- Noncommercial – means the purpose of solicitation which is charitable, as defined in this Section, religious or political.
- Commercial Solicitation – $ 10.00 per person per day.
Do Not Knock Registry
The Borough Council recently adopted a “Do Not Knock” Registry. The registry is similar to the “Do Not Call” list and prohibits solicitors from visiting any home listed on the registry.
All persons, business or organizations wishing to solicit in the Borough for any money, funds or contributions are required to obtain a permit. Upon permit approval, solicitors will be issued a permit card. Each solicitor is will be required to keep and display the permit. All solicitors are prohibited from soliciting at any location listed on the “Do Not Knock” Registry or from any location with a sign posted prohibiting solicitation.
For your protection, only addresses and expiration dates will appear on the “Do Not Knock” Registry. Properties will remain in the list for a one year period. If you would like your address to appear on the Do Not Knock Registry, please complete the Registry Application form below and mail it back to the Borough Office. If you would like a “Do Not Knock” Registry window cling, please include a self-address stamped envelope with the application form.