Solicitation within the City Limits of Tyler
Solicitations permitted only during certain hours; prohibited if notice provided by occupants.

a. No person shall go upon any residential premises and ring the doorbell, rap or knock upon the door, or create any sound in a manner calculated to attract the attention of the occupant of the residence for the purpose of engaging in or attempting to engage in a charitable solicitation or home solicitation transaction, prior to 10:00 a.m. or after sunset of any day Monday through Saturday, or at any time on a Sunday or New Year's Day, Fourth of July, Memorial Day (observed), Labor Day (observed), Thanksgiving, or Christmas Day.

b. It is unlawful for any person to go upon any residential premises and ring the doorbell, rap or knock upon the door, or create any sound in a manner calculated to attract the attention of the occupant of the residence, for the purpose of a charitable solicitation or a home solicitation transaction, if there is placed on such premises in a conspicuous place upon or near the main entrance to the residence or main entrance to a residential gated community, apartment complex or other residential living facility, a sign indicating in any manner the occupants' desire not to have their privacy disturbed or otherwise prohibiting solicitation, peddling or trespassing. Distribution of handbills on residential premises is governed by Section 4-91.

c. This section shall not apply to a visit to the premises as a result of a request by the occupant.

d. This section shall not apply to deliveries made by the U.S. Postal Service or by private mail delivery businesses. (Ord. 0-97-71; 12/17/97) (Ord. No. 0-2010-126; 12/8/10)