Solicitation in Cranberry Township
Limit the number of times you ask “who’s there” by enrolling in the Do Not Knock list.
Residents can choose not to have door-to-door sales of any goods, commodities, or services at their home by registering each year.
New enrollment began November 1, 2021 and continues to update as residents register. The list is purged each year on December 31, regardless of the enroll date.
Residents who previously were on the list prior to November 1, 2021, must register again. Non-solicitation requests do NOT carry over.
The registry is available to residential homeowners who wish to make the individual decision to prohibit commercial door-to-door sales calls at their homes. Attempts to register large numbers of addresses will be identified by the system.
- Soliciting is restricted to the hours of 10 AM and 9 PM, Monday through Saturday.
- Soliciting is NOT permitted on Sundays or holidays.
- Individuals going door-to-door not selling anything are not required to have a permit.
- This includes conducting surveys, distributing religious literature, and political canvassing.
- Those soliciting must wear an identification badge issued by the Cranberry Township Police Department.
- The Police Department suggests posting a “No Soliciting” sign by your doorway or mailbox, which solicitors are required to obey.
- If you suspect that someone may not be a legitimate solicitor, call 911 and have an officer respond.
Cranberry Township wants door to door sales of commodities, goods, and services to be a positive experience for both Licensees and Residents. Persons or companies wishing to sell goods door-to-door are required to apply for a license pursuant to Section 13-201 and 13-202 of the Code of Ordinances.
The Township provides a DO NOT KNOCK or “DNK” online registration for the benefit of its residents who desire to be free from door-to-door sales at their home otherwise permitted under Chapter 13, Part 2 of the Township Code of Ordinances.
The ability of a business to engage in a commercial transaction with our residents is generally protected commercial speech, and the Township intends only to impose the minimum requirements necessary to protect the health, welfare, safety and solitude of the Township residents. Nothing in this process is meant to interfere with constitutionally protected rights.
As defined in the Township Code of Ordinances, peddling and soliciting activities include: a person, firm, corporation or association that obtains a license to sell or offer for sale any goods, commodity, or service, or to solicit funds or donations of any kind by going from house to house for such purposes.
Use these buttons to:
- DNK Registry - Open to Cranberry Township residents.
- View the DNK List - Updated every Monday morning at 12:00 AM.
- Solicitor Sign Up - Review the guidelines before applying for a solicitation permit