The City of Krum solicitors ordinance requires solicitors to carry a solicitor permit that is clearly presented and not disturb homeowners who have "No Soliciting" signs posted. Solicitors must undergo background checks through the Police Department before a permit is issued.
According to the ordinance, solicitors may not disturb a private residence in the City before 9:00 a.m. or after 9:00 p.m. These rules do not apply to those who have been requested or invited to a home by the occupant.
You have a right to see a solicitor's permit. Please call the Krum Police at 940-482-3171 and press 1 and then choose option 9 if a solicitor reuses to show a permit to you or ignores your posted sign. If a solicitor acts in a threatening manner, call 9-1-1 immediately.
Exemptions: Religious groups going door-to-door to hand out material about their church or religion are exempt from the permit requirement, as are school-age students selling items for school fundraisers or other nonprofit youth groups. A candidate running for public office does not need a permit.
These requirements for solicitors do not apply to the distribution of items such as door hangers or hand bills. Such items may be left even when a "No Soliciting" sign is present.