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Posted on: July 1, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Neighbors should be alert to door-to-door solicitation

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City officials are asking neighbors to be alert to unlicensed, door-to-door solicitation, especially related to recent storm damage and construction work.

Battle Creek was in the line of a hail storm earlier this month, which left home and vehicle damage in its wake. City staff have received calls since then about individuals going door-to-door, soliciting work in areas affected by the storm.

A vendor’s permit is required for companies and/or individuals to sell their products and/or services door-to-door

All valid, active vendors will have an identification badge issued by the City Clerk’s Office.

Neighbors should feel free to ask for identification from someone who claims to be a licensed vendor. If you have questions about the permitting process, or would like to see the list of current, licensed vendors, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 269-966-3348, or visit Navigate to Your Government, City Clerk, and Business Licenses.

If someone comes to your door and fails to produce a copy of their permit, ignores a “no soliciting” sticker, or otherwise causes concern, please contact Battle Creek Police at the non-emergency number, 269-781-0911.

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