Summer time is a great time for residents to get out doors. It is also a common time for solicitors to sell products door-to-door.
In the City of Hesston, door-to-door solicitors working residential areas must have a license to sell.
All door-to-door solicitors who have been granted a license by the city will have a copy of said license on their person. Residents are encouraged to ask to see a license.
According to Hesston Police Chief Doug Schroeder, those who are granted solicitation licenses from the City are vetted.
“Each person has to submit their identity for licenses and a background check is done before they are granted,” he said.
In addition, Schroeder said there are strict regulations on solicitation in Hesston.
“The permits are good for only one day. They can sell from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.,” he said.
Any residents receiving solicitations from individuals who cannot or will not produce a license are encouraged to call the Hesston Police Department at 327-2020 during business hours or 911 after hours.
“If anyone is feeling bad, notify the police. If someone gets complaints, we can revoke their license and or not issue one in the future,” he said.
Solicitation without a license is legal within business areas.