Fast facts from Newport Beach Police to keep our community safe

A series courtesy of the Newport Beach Police Department

Courtesy of NBPD

Soliciting in Newport Beach

The Police Department frequently gets questions from residents about whether soliciting is permitted in the City of Newport Beach.

Commercial and noncommercial solicitation is allowed in Newport Beach with some limitations in place. It is a violation of Newport Beach Municipal Code section 5.42.125 to solicit or distribute handbills at any dwelling unit that displays a “No Soliciting” sign, or is included on the city’s “Do Not Solicit” registry. This applies to all solicitation and handbills, whether the message is commercial or noncommercial. Also, all solicitation is prohibited in all areas of Newport Beach between the hours of 9 p.m. and 8 a.m.

The city hosts a “Do Not Solicit” registry on its website. Residents who do not wish to receive commercial solicitation, noncommercial solicitation and handbills at their homes may sign up for the registry. It is also important to note that residents that wish to join the “Do Not Solicit” registry may do so at any time during the year, but residents who wish to remain on the registry from year to year must renew their registration on an annual basis.

Prior to conducting any commercial solicitation in Newport Beach, solicitors are required to obtain a solicitor permit from the Newport Beach Police Department. Solicitors can also obtain the most current “Do Not Solicit” list, so they are aware of which residences that they should and should not contact.

If you are interested in more information about solicitors and the “Do Not Solicit” registry, you can find it at www.nbpd.org/what-we-do/information/soliciting.


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