New Solicitor Ordinance
On May 12, 2016, the Bedford City Council approved an ordinance amending Chapter 90 "Peddlers and Solicitors" of the Bedford Code of Ordinances.
The amended ordinance provided for the following major changes:
- Section 90-5: Do Not Solicit List - Creation and distribution of a list by the Bedford Police Department containing the addresses of residential property in which the owner/occupant has elected not to permit soliciting on their property. This list will be provided to all permitted solicitors, as well as any requesting member of the public, and will be available via the City's website.
- Section 90-1: Vest Requirement - requires permitted solicitors to wear a traffic safety vest making them visible to motorists and to easily identify them as being registered with the City.
- Section 90-11: Time Restrictions - revises the daily time frame during which soliciting is permitted, and also includes a provision that prohibits soliciting from occurring on Sundays and certain holidays. (No Person may conduct commercial home Solicitations or Handbill distributions before the hour of 9:00 A.M.; or After 8:00 P.M.; or Sunday; or Any of the following holidays: New Years Day; Martin Luther King's Birthday; Washington's Birthday; Memorial Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Columbus Day; Veterans Day; Thanksgiving Day; the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
- Click here for the Solicitor Ordinance
Permit Application & Costs
To be added to the newly created "Do Not Solicit List", a form must be completed and returned to the Police Department at 2121 L. Don Dodson Dr. Bedford, TX 76021
Click Here for the "Do Not Solicit Form", or you may obtain one at the front desk of the Police Department.
If you are a home or business owner with questions about the ordinance or Do Not Solicit Spreadsheet, please contact the individuals shown to the right, under "Contact Information"