The Village of Lombard requires permits for solicitors. The First amendment and the U.S. Constitution protect the rights of door-to-door solicitors and preclude the ability of a community to ban door-to-door sales. The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld free speech for commercial purposes and the Village’s ability to restrict commercial door-to-door solicitation is limited to local regulations restricting the time, place and manner of door-to-door solicitations.
Homeowners and occupants, however, do have the ultimate right to determine whether solicitors shall or shall not be invited to their residences or property. Below is more information about solicitors in the Village of Lombard.
Residents should not hesitate to dial 9-1-1 if they experience or witness a suspicious or unsafe situation.
View Active Solicitor Photos Online
The Village maintains an active account of all actively permitted solicitors in the Village. You may view photos of current solicitors at www.villageoflombard.org/solicitorphotos..
Political Canvassing and Advocacy
The Village does not regulate or license door-to-door advocacy of a position or cause, with or without the distribution of pamphlets, handbills or literature, unless the person is otherwise peddling or soliciting for commercial sales or funds.
No Solicitor Signs
Residents that do not want solicitors to approach their homes may post a "no solicitors" sign. No person can engage in any type of soliciting (political included) if residents have a posted sign. If no determination is made, as is provided in § 118.06, then the solicitation and/or peddling is permitted.
- Does the Village regulate door-to-door solicitors?
- Do solicitors need to identify themselves?
- Why can’t the Village ban door-to-door solicitors?
- What can I do if I do not want solicitors to come to my home?
- Where can I find a "no solicitors" sign?
- What rules apply to door-to-door solicitors in the Village of Lombard?
- What solicitor practices are prohibited?
- The solicitor that came to my home was pushy or rude. Is there something the Village can do?
- The person who came to my home was not selling anything. Does the Village regulate door-to-door advocacy?
- What about energy providers and alternate residential energy supplier solicitors?