And if you’re a peddler, solicitor or hawker going door-to-door in White Plains, you can’t even knock, if the door bears a “No Knock” sticker issued to those who sign up for the city’s new “Do Not Knock” registry.
The registry, approved by the Common Council in December, was established for city residents who do not want people coming to their homes to try and sell them stuff. those wishing to be placed on the registry, must fill out a registration form, pay a one-time fee of $2.50 and place the sticker on or near their front door.
The registry is maintained by the City Clerk’s Office, which also issues Peddler’s licenses in the city. The “No Knock” list will be provided to licenses peddlers and solicitors every quarter. Peddlers who ignore the sticker can be cited by police and fined $100 to $250.
To be placed on the Do Not Knock Registry, obtain a form from www.cityofwhiteplains.com and mail or bring it to the City Clerk’s Office, 255 Main St.
The registry does not prohibit the distribution of leaflets, pamphlets or commercial, religious or political literature.