MANCHESTER – Residents who no longer wish to receive door-to-door visits from vendors are invited to sign up for Manchester 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. Registration can be completed through a form made available in the Township Clerk’s office or on the link below.
Once registered, the Clerk’s Office will provide a self-adhering sticker, free of charge, if picked up at the Clerk’s Office during normal business hours. Residents may elect to apply by mail and have their sticker delivered for a $1 processing and mailing fee (checks can be made payable to Manchester Township).
The Clerk’s Office will maintain the “No Knock” registry. Vendors must inspect the list and cannot approach any residence on the list, or face a fine of up to $1,000, 90 days in prison or 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 Manchester Township Code #301-21. It should be noted that registration upon the “No Knock” Registry does not prohibit door to door solicitation by non-profit, charitable, religious or political organizations, as these types of solicitations are protected by the First Amendment.
An application for the No Knock Registry can be downloaded at manchestertwp.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/No-Knock-Application-Form1.pdf.