Solicitation

The city frequently receives complaints about door-to door solicitors. Although this is a nuisance for some residents, the city cannot prohibit this activity. However, the city does have an ordinance that imposes certain restrictions. For example, solicitors can operate only between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., unless they are specifically invited onto the property.

Discouraging Door to Door Solicitors
To discourage solicitors from knocking on your door, you may want to post a "Do Not Disturb / No Advertisements" sign near your door.

Obtaining a Free Sign
  • Free signs are available for pick-up at City Hall.
  • You can send an email requesting that a sign be mailed to you.
  • You may call 310-377-0360 to request that a sign be mailed to you.
  • Print the Do Not Disturb (PDF) document and display near your door.
Reporting Violations
Successful enforcement of this ordinance requires a great amount of community support. Your efforts to report violations of this ordinance will aid the Sheriff’s Department and the City of Rancho Palos Verdes in identifying those organizations that are not following the requirements of the ordinance. To report repeated violations of the ordinance or harassment by an identified solicitor, please contact the Sheriff’s Department at 310-539-1661. For your convenience, you may also send an email.

Solicitor Discouragement
If you would like to send a letter to discourage specific solicitors from leaving items on your property, please print the Solicitor Discouragement Form Letter (PDF).

More Information
For more information about the Solicitation Ordinance, please contact the City of Rancho Palos Verdes Community Development Department at 310-377-0360.