What to Know About Door to Door Solicitors
The City of Eagle requires that all solicitors obtain a permit prior to engaging in door to door sales. The permit process requires a permit fee, background checks on ALL individuals and a surety bond. If approved, individuals will receive a City issued photo identification that lists their business name, the name of the individual, as well as the permit number and expiration date. All residents are encouraged to ask solicitors to produce this ID. If they cannot provide it, more than likely they have not gone through the City’s approval process.
Keep in mind that even if a permit through the City has been obtained, it does not guarantee the quality of work or product. As with all purchases, you should thoroughly investigate the business and ask for referrals. For more information regarding solicitorsinformation released by the Better Business Bureau of Southwest Idaho: http://www.bbb.org/snakeriver/.
Residents always have the right to ask people to leave their property. If the individuals resist or if you feel threatened, contact City of Eagle Police and report the incident immediately.
All residents have the right to post a “No Soliciting” sign on their home or have their Homeowner Association added to the “No Soliciting” list that is maintained at City Hall. For more information contact City Hall at 939-6813.