The ordinance has been replaced to bring the City's regulations more in line with the approach that many other Colorado cities have taken regarding residential solicitation.
Solicitation hours are 9:00 am to sunset.
The recently adopted ordinance includes the following definition of commercial solicitation:
"Door-to-door commercial solicitation" shall mean attempting to make personal contact with a resident at his or her residence, without prior specific invitation by or appointment with the resident, for the primary purpose of:
The ordinance includes the following definition of non-commercial solicitation:
Door-to-door noncommercial solicitation shall mean attempting to make personal contact with a resident at his or her residence, without prior specific invitation by or appointment with the resident, for the primary purpose of:
A permit is required if a handbill, advertisement or flyer is personally given to a resident. If the handbill, advertisement or flyer is left on the door without contacting the resident, a permit is not required. No handbills or advertisements may be left at a residence which has a "No Soliciting" or "No Trespassing" sign, nor shall a handbill be left on a motor vehicle.
A non-commercial solicitor is a public entity(schools, government) or a non-profit organization exempt from Federal income tax under 26 U.S.C. 501 (c)(3).
No. Any person, whether volunteer, owner, agent, consignee or employee who is a nonprofit organization exempt from federal income tax under 26 U.S.C 501(c) (3) or a public entity is exempt from soliciting if a residence does not have posted "No Trespassing" or "No Solicitation".
Each permitted solicitor must carry a copy of the company's permit and have a City issued photo ID badge.
No. Solicitation of newspaper and magazine subscriptions is not considered a commercial sale as it is protected by the 1st amendment of the US Constitution. However, they are prohibited from going to a residence if a "No Solicitation" or "No Trespassing" sign is posted.
No, the ordinance is only applicable to residential solicitation.
Posting a "No Solicitation" or "No Trespassing" sign prohibits all solicitations.
A resident must register their address on the "no solicitation" list.
You may register your address online or in person or by mail.
You may register in person or by mail.
Download form for residents without an email address (PDF)
You will need to re-register every two years. You will be notified by e-mail sixty (60) days prior to being deleted from the list.
Please visit the application forms and checklist page.
A commercial solicitation permit is valid for two (2) years from the date of issuance. Permits are not transferable.