Door-to-Door Solicitation in Bellaire
The City of Bellaire does allow door-to-door solicitation of goods, services, and charities. Chapter 23 of the city code states that persons traveling from house to house to solicit goods or services must obtain a license from the City Clerk. The City Clerk conducts a background check on all applicants. There is no license fee for applications from nonprofit and charitable organizations.
Commercial solicitation is not allowed in the city between the hours of one-half hour before sunset and 9:00 a.m. the following morning, or at any time on Sundays, except by specific appointment with or invitation from the prospective customer. Charitable solicitations are allowed not earlier than 7:00 a.m. nor later than 9:00 p.m.
Residents may place a sign or sticker on the front of their home stating: “No Solicitation – Solicitors Not Allowed on Premises”
If a sign or sticker is posted, Section 23-3 of the City Code states that it is unlawful for any person to enter upon or in any way request entry upon any residence.
Additional information on this topic is provided in the City Manager's Weekly Memo for September 23 - 27, 2019 . A link to the memo is provided below.