Door to Door Solicitation

Businesses soliciting door to door in Shaler Township are required to obtain a permit.  Hours for soliciting are from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Monday through Saturday.  No soliciting permitted on Sundays and national holidays.  Shaler Township residents may submit their address to the "No Solicitation" list -see form on this page.

If you have issues with a business soliciting, please call 9-1-1 immediately.  The Police Department will investigate and determine if the individual has a permit.

Except for § 169-13A (relating to exclusive right to a location) and § 169-13B (relating to prohibited hours of canvassing and soliciting), nothing in this chapter shall be held to apply to:

A. Any sales conducted pursuant to statute or by order of any court.
B. Home delivery of daily or weekly newspapers.
C. Persons having an established place of business within the Township or their employees, for soliciting orders from customers and delivering the same.
D. Farmers who themselves or through their employees vend, sell or dispose products of their own farms or gardens.
E. Soliciting by charitable or religious canvassers when the person is acting in his or her capacity as a member of a charitable, religious or nonprofit organization or corporation which has received tax-exempt status under 26 U.S.C. § 501(c)(3) or other similar civic, charitable or nonprofit organizations.
F. Persons engaged in political or other First Amendment speech or solicitation.
G. Minors under the age of 18 years of age.

Shaler Township Code Chapter 169 for Peddling / Solicitation website

Residential NO Solicitation List:

No Solicitation List Form

Residents, please complete the above form to have your address added to the township 'No Solicitation List'.  Submission to the 'No Solicitation' list is only applicable from the date submitted.  Businesses that have permits before that date may still solicit to your home unless you have a "No Solicitors" sign on your door.  "No Solicitors" stickers are available at the Township Municipal Office for $2.00.

Business Solicitation Permit Application:

Soliciting Instructions

Soliciting Application