We’ve received a lot of questions about door-to-door solicitation lately, and we’d like to share the rules with you. Below are the rules for the unincorporated areas of Lake County. If you live in a municipality, check with your municipality for their solicitation ordinance.
WHO’S A SOLICITOR?
Those engaged in the act of obtaining orders for the purchase of goods, wares, merchandise, foodstuffs, real or personal property or services for any consideration
Those seeking to obtain customers for application or purchase of insurance of any type, kind, or character
Those seeking to obtain subscriptions to books, magazines, periodicals, newspapers or any other type of solicitation
WHAT ARE THE RULES FOR THOSE WHO SOLICIT IN UNINCORPORATED LAKE COUNTY?
Solicitors MUST register with the Lake County Clerk, at no charge to the Solicitor
Solicitors are required to carry upon his or her person the certificate of registration (or legible photocopy) and it shall be exhibited when requested by Owner, Occupant or Lake County Sheriff’s deputy
Solicitors can only solicit between 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM
Solicitors must be observant of NO SOLICITORS or NO SOLICITING signage and immediately depart the property
Solicitors must immediately depart the property if requested by Owner or Occupant
WHO IS NOT A SOLICITOR?
Minors under the age of 18 who solicit for fundraising activities; e.g. Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, students selling high school-sponsored items