Mayor Ryan "Todd" Weihofen

(All solicitors issued permits as of 9/1/2018

are required to wear a photo ID badge in the Village)

The Village of Lakemoor frequently receives questions regarding persons going door-to-door and soliciting. Please review the following FAQ's regarding door-to-door solicitors: 

Does the Village regulate door-to-door solicitors?

Yes. Solicitors within the Village of Lakemoor must first apply for and be approved for a permit to solicit within the Village. Solicitors must also adhere to specific guidelines and rules regulating door-to-door solicitation. For a list of solicitors, please click here

Do solicitors need to identify themselves?

Yes. All solicitors in the Village of Lakemoor will now receive a Photo ID Badge (as of 9/1/2018), those previous to 9/1/2018 will hold a solicitors permit card which must be carried with them at all times. All solicitors who hold a valid permit in the Village should be able to provide this when asked; if they are unable to provide an ID badge or a permit card, do not hesitate to call 911 to report them. 

Why can't the Village ban door-to-door solicitors?

The First Amendment and the U.S. Constitution protect the rights of door-to-door solicitors and preclude the ability of a community to ban door-to-door sales. The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld free speech for commercial purposes and the Village's ability to restrict commercial door-to-door solicitation is limited to local regulations restricting the time, place and manner of door-to-door solicitations. Homeowners and occupants, however, do have the ultimate right to determine whether solicitors shall or shall not be invited to their residences or property. 

Where can I find a "no solicitors" sign?

The Village of Lakemoor no longer provides pre-printed "no solicitor" stickers. With or without a sign, residents should not ever be afraid to exercise boundaries with solicitors by refusing to answer their door or by politely stating "no thank you" or "not interested" and shutting and locking the door. 

Signs may be purchased at home stores or online, residents may create their own (3x4 inches in size, with letters at least 1/3 inch in height) or print one here. (Section 18.01)

The solicitor that came to my home was pushy and rude. Is there something the Village can do?

The Village of Lakemoor does not directly regulate demeanor or style of individual sales, employees or solicitors. Remember however, that as a homeowner or occupant you may at any time ask a solicitor to leave your property and if they refuse, call 911 for assistance. Every resident has the right to feel secure in their own home and should you ever feel threatened or unsafe based upon the behavior of a solicitor or peddler, please contact the Police immediately. Further, citizens who feel they have been the victim of unlawful solicitation or believe a solicitor is violating the law are urged to contact the Police immediately so that officers may locate the individuals involved and investigate. 

What about energy providers and alternate residential energy supplier solicitors?

Residents should specifically be aware of door-to-door energy supplier sales and solicitations. The Village of Lakemoor does not send people door-to-door to register for the supply of alternate energy. The village encourages residents who wish to sign up with their own energy provider to initiate first contact with the provider after comparing all rates and options. 


Hours of Solicitation

in the Village: 

  • Monday-Saturday 9AM-7PM
  • No Solicitation on Sundays or Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)