Informational, Ordinances

Solicitor Ordinance Updates & FYIs

Posted by Bonnie Limbird

It’s door-to-door solicitation season, Prairie Village residents, and while we all respect a man or woman’s goal to earn a living, I want to make sure we as Prairie Village residents know the expectations for allowing door-to-door sales to occur.

Recently, and based on gross overstepping by certain salespeople last summer, City Council approved changes to the PV Solicitor Ordinance No. 2420.

Here are the most important things to note:

  • If you have a No Soliciting or No Trespassing sign on your door, a person selling a product or service may not solicit at your door. (This does not include politicians or campaign volunteers OR girl or boy scouts or similar non-profit youth organizations.)
Here’s my No Soliciting sign which, notably, the dude above ignored:
  • Allowed Hours – Between 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • If you’ve asked them (kindly) to leave, they must leave immediately and not return.
  • S/he may not be forceful, or verbally or physically aggressive in manner.
  • S/he may not cut across or walk upon any lawn, front yard, or courtyard, except upon sidewalks, walkways, or driveways.
  • S/he must carry a photo I.D. and carry their PV solicitor’s permit.

If you’d like to read the whole ordinance for more details, check it out below:


If you have an issue with a door-to-door solicitor that you’d like to report, please email to detail the issue. Solicitor permits can be revoked, and it’s important for city staff to have information from residents to document the issues.

Take care and reach out if you have any questions or concerns,

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