The recently issued the following Crime Prevention Newsletter.
Attention Creve Coeur Residents:
As most of you are already aware, the City of Creve Coeur has experienced an increase of solicitors in our area. Due to the recent storms, more companies are sending out a greater number of employees to solicit their services. Some of these solicitors have legal and proper licenses to do so; however, some do not. This email is meant to provide you with information that can help you differentiate between a legal solicitor and an illegal solicitor.
Below are general rules that solicitors must abide by under ordinance #4020:
1. You may only solicit from 9 a.m. until sunset or 7:30 p.m., whichever is earlier.
2. You must wear your solicitor’s license on your outer clothing when soliciting.
3. If a residence has posted or marked “No Solicitors” or “No Peddlers” the solicitor shall leave without knocking or disturbing the person living therein.
4. Solicitors shall attempt contact at the front door or the most obviously used guest entrance only. No solicitor shall go from door to door at a residence attempting to contact or in an attempt to avoid a “No solicitation” notice. No person shall remove any “No Solicitor” notice from any property or residence.
Please know that if a solicitor is on your property, whether legal or not, you have the right to ask them to leave. If for any reason you do not feel comfortable with this option or if they refuse to leave, you can always call the police at 314-737-4600.
For more information concerning solicitation, feel free to contact me at the below information.
Crime Prevention Officer Grace Fico 780