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"No Soliciting" on door...still leave a flyer?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by oilcan, Mar 30, 2014.

  1. Jcl4slc

    Jcl4slc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 259

    I would do it. At worst they are just gonna toss it in the trash.
  2. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,378

    I have been hired by those who have had "no solicitor" signs...when I have left XYZ marketing material. I have clients who have those signs and typically they most always say this applys to door knockers.
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  3. f50lvr2

    f50lvr2 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 277

    I'd put it this way, I've landed many accounts from flyers where they had "no soliciting" signs, but have never had anyone call and complain about receiving a flyer/door hanger even with a sign.

    Like others have said, just don't knock and bother them personally, if they aren't interested it's extremely easy for them to throw away half a page of paper left on their door.
  4. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,020


    no soliciting signs are common where you are from? huh...
  5. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,104

    I wouldn't suggest anyone take this ^ as legal advice unless you can afford the fines.

    Around here, you need to apply for a permit to solicit - and yes, that means walking around leaving flyers whether you knock, or not.

    Some municipalities do not allow it PERIOD. There's a nice area not far from where I live that WILL send a patrol car if someone calls to report you.
    My first year I called several local municipalities to find out what was what rather than just doing whatever I want. Only one had a "no solicitation" policy - ALL the others required a permit - some only required you to fill out paperwork, while others required fees.
  6. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,020

    so where a reversible camp jacket so you can hide in the shrubbery when the po pos come.

    either that or dress like a girl scout
  7. Armsden&Son

    Armsden&Son LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,358


    Oh T.... You make me laugh man...

    Love it!
  8. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,291

    I have several friends that have taken hoa,towns, and cities to court.

    They have won everytime. Because like t said. They have no legal meaning. Your right to advertise is protected under the free speech for corporation.
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  9. CreativeLawncareSolutions

    CreativeLawncareSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,017

    If I've taken the time to walk all the way up to the door you can bet your butt I'm leaving a flyer.
  10. bwaters932

    bwaters932 LawnSite Member
    from Idaho
    Messages: 27

    Sure do. That is not considered soliciting here. Had one complaint, and have two new yards right across the street from each other, both with signs.

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