The Township Clerk’s Office maintains a “No Knock List” In accordance with Section 243-8.1 of Chapter 243 of the Code of the Township entitled Solicitors, Canvassers, and Itinerant Vendors. All residents of the Township of Hanover may register their name, address, and/or unit/apartment number to be placed on the “No Knock List,” indicating that they do not want Solicitors, Canvassers, and Itinerant Vendors to approach their homes and/or seek personal contact with the occupants of the registered home. It shall be unlawful for any Solicitors, Canvassers, and Itinerant Vendors to approach/or seek personal contact with the occupants if that residence is registered on the “No Knock List.”
Chapter 243 of the Code states in pertinent part as follows: Registration with the Township is required to canvas, solicit or peddle on the public streets or highways or upon other public lands; call from house to house or from door to door soliciting money, selling, causing to be sold, offering for sale or taking orders for present or future delivery of merchandise of any description whatsoever; or go from door to door for the purpose of obtaining contributions, orders, subscriptions, making canvasses or surveys, or other solicitation. A copy of the “No Knock List” shall be provided to all persons or organizations required to register. Anyone violating this subsection shall be subject to the penalties.
Any persons representing organizations sponsored by the Township of Hanover; candidates for election to any municipal, County, State, or national office, candidates for election to any board of election, and persons assisting such individuals for election; and, any civic organization, while soliciting in uniform, are exempted from this section. Also exempt are all persons engaged in religious proselytizing, political speech, or the distribution of political pamphlets.