Most Roofers And Contractors Must Have Permit To Knock On Your Door

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Spring storms can cause property damage, which means roofers and contractors will likely be hitting the streets looking for work. The Ones for Justice found dozens of North Texas cities require door-to-door salespeople to obtain a permit before knocking on your door.

The permit applications typically ask for basic contact information, while some require vehicle and insurance information. Some cities take it a step further and run background checks or require surety bonds.

Once a solicitor gets the green light they are issued a badge or permit; some have to wear city-issued vests. Residents are urged to ask to see a permit before negotiating with a company.

Most cities have set hours for soliciting, typically 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. Soliciting is not allowed on Sundays or major holidays.

We found just one North Texas city without a solicitor ordinance: Frisco. A spokeswoman says the city…

Original published: 2019-04-17 18:08:33 Read the full Dallas News here

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