The city of Wheaton wants residents and solicitors to pay attention to the city’s ordinances about soliciting on private property.
According to the post on the city’s website, the rules aim to protect solicitors’ First Amendment Rights while protecting property owners and tenants by allowing them to decide whether or not they want solicitors on their property.
For residents, that means they should post a “No Soliciting” sign near the main entrance to their home or business if they want to prohibit solicitors, canvassers and peddlers from their private property. The sign must be at least one-third inch in height. The city has “No Soliciting” signs available for purchase for $1 each at Wheaton City Hall, 303 W. Wesley St., and at the Wheaton Police Department, 900 W. Liberty Drive.
For solicitors, the ordinances mean they should look for “No Soliciting” signs near the main entrance of every building or home they approach. If a sign is posted, solicitors should leave immediately.
Soliciting is allowed only from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekend days.
To read the full ordinances related to soliciting, See Chapter 46 of the Wheaton City Code.