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Novi Creates Do Not Knock Registry

RUgilbert_TOPNovi Creates Do Not Knock RegistryJudy_Palmer30years

(City of Novi Press Release, Feb. 18, 2016)

NOVI, MI – The City of Novi has created an optional “Do Not Knock” registry for residents interested in restricting peddlers and solicitors from coming to their residence.

Residents who want to put their address on the registry can do so online at cityofnovi.org. An optional 8×8 vinyl cling that reads “No Knock Registry Member” can be requested at no cost. It should also be noted that the restriction applies only to businesses that obtain a peddler’s license from the Novi City Clerk’s Office. Representatives of religious or political organizations, who are distributing information, are not subject to the requirements of the ChamberAd_02local law.

“This ordinance will address residents’ concerns and give them the option to restrict peddlers from knocking on their door,” said Novi City Clerk Maryanne Cornelius.

Addresses on the registry expire after five years, but residents are able to renew again online. Those who wish to remove their address must do so in writing to the Novi City Clerk.

The creation of a registry came about following numerous complaints to the City Clerk’s office and Novi Police Department regarding door-to-door solicitors. The Novi City Council amended the City Code of Ordinances to prohibit such activity and create the registry.

Peddlers and solicitors who are issued permits from the City allowing them to go door-to-door will be required to download the current “Do Not Knock” registry list each day. Violations of the registry can be reported to the Novi Police Department.

For more information or to add your address to the registry, visit www.cityofnovi.org.

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