“NO KNOCK” REGISTRY
Effective January 1, 2019 residents who no longer wish to receive door-to-door visits from vendors and solicitors are invited to sign up for Harrison Township’s newly created “No Knock” Registry. The registry permits all residents to register with the Township Clerk indicating that they do not want hawkers, peddlers, solicitors or canvassers to approach their homes and/or seek contact with the occupants of the registered home. Annual registration can be completed through a form made available in the Township Clerk’s Office on the link below.
The annual registration fee is five dollars ($5.00). Upon annual registration, the Clerk’s Office will provide a self-adhering sticker which should be prominently displayed at the entrance to your home.
The Clerk’s Office will maintain the “No Knock” registry. Vendors and solicitors must inspect the list and cannot approach any residence on the list, or face a fine of up to $1,250.00, ninety (90) days in prison, or ninety (90) days community service. The registry will be provided to any licensee who is issued a license to conduct door-to-door sales pursuant to Chapter 155 of the Harrison Township Code.
It should be noted that registration upon the “No Knock” Registry does not prohibit door-to-door solicitations by non-profit, charitable, religious or political organizations as these types of solicitations are protected by the First Amendment. Also, certain laws, such as the Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”), may cause the list of registrants to be available for public inspection upon request.
Complete the NO KNOCK REGISTRY APPLICATION FORM as directed, and your name will be added to the registry and a sticker will be mailed back to you indicating you are a ‘no knock’ resident.