New Option for Residents
The members of the Livingston Township Council have approved a “Do Not Knock” Ordinance giving residents an opportunity to avoid being approached on their own property by Township-licensed solicitors.
Once an address is registered, a “Do Not Knock” decal will be mailed to the resident. Residents are encouraged to place the Do Not Knock decal in a window near the front door of the residence. However, solicitors will receive a list of addresses and will be responsible for adhering to that list, whether or not a decal is visible. Solicitors should not approach any address on the Do Not Knock list.
Residents can quickly and easily register their home address in the online database using this form.
Those who don’t have access to a computer and wish to register their address may come to the Clerk’s Office at Livingston Town Hall, 357 S. Livingston Avenue, to register.
Applies to Commercial Solicitors Only
This Ordinance (Ordinance 12-2018) does not – and cannot legally – prevent solicitation by non-profit, charitable, religious, and political organizations protected by the First Amendment to the US Constitution. These groups are permitted to perform those activities between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. on both weekdays and weekends.
Solicitation Permits are Required
All door-to-door solicitors must be licensed by the Township of Livingston. They must also have their Township-issued Solicitation Permit with them whenever they are out soliciting. Anyone visited by an unlicensed solicitor should immediately call the Livingston Police Department Non-Emergency number at 973-992-3000.
No Personal Information
Residents should note that any Do Not Knock list provided to licensed solicitors by the Township Clerk’s Office will only include the number and street name of the registered address. No name or other personal information will be included.