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Lancaster Police warn residents about energy company solicitors

Updated: Friday, September 13 2013, 10:18 AM CDT
Written by: Ashley Arnold (AArnold@local21news.com)

Lancaster Police say they've received new complaints from people regarding energy companies soliciting door-to-door.

Officials first warned residents about this back in March.

Police say some people reported energy companies knocking on their doors as late as 8:30 p.m.

Authorities want to remind people that no energy companies currently have door-to-door vendor licenses, and they are required to get a permit from the police department before soliciting at a home.

Police remind residents, the city ordinance states:

A Vendor/Peddler license is required by anyone soliciting door-to-door. This license does not allow street vending. A current criminal background check, along with a completed and notarized application must be submitted to Lancaster Police. The license fee is $75, and licenses are valid for six months from the date issued. Door-to-door vendor licenses are not renewable, but applicants can reapply after the expiration date.

Police say residents and businesses should not become confrontational with door-to-door solicitors, but should ask to see their city peddlers permit before conducting any business.

If anyone is found soliciting without a permit contact dispatch at 717-664-1180 and give a description of the person and a direction of travel.


Lancaster Police warn residents about energy company solicitors


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