July 20, 2020
Effective immediately, all transient vendors who are currently licensed to operate within Copley Township are permitted to resume business so long as they abide by the current rules and regulations imposed by the Township through its licensing protocols and the current rules and regulations imposed by the County and State Health Departments with respect to masking and social distancing requirements. Residents are permitted to prevent the vendors from entering their private property by either registering on the Township’s “No Knock” list or by posting a “No Solicitation” sign on their front door. Should anyone witness a violation of the local, county, or state protocols, you are encouraged to immediately notify the Copley Police Department to allow for immediate investigation and documentation so that appropriate actions can be taken.
Starting in June of 2017, court actions affirmed the right of the transient vendor to do business in townships and municipalities. Consequently, the Copley Township Board of Trustees was forced to amend its Resolution passed in 2008 prohibiting transient vendors in our Township. The amended resolution is still in place which allows the vendors to go door to door. We wanted to make sure you were aware of the processes in place in order for them to do so.
Transient Vendors interested in doing business in Copley Township will be required to submit an application 14 days in advance of their solicitation. The information will be verified through our Police Department and the vendor will be required to pay a fee of $100.00. They will be given a list of rules which will include hours they are permitted to solicit and a requirement to carry a copy of the license with them at all times. The regulations will prohibit solicitation in residences or businesses that display signage that prohibits peddling or soliciting activities.
The Township will be compiling a “No Knock” list which we will supply to the vendors along with the rules. Vendors will be prohibited from soliciting to residences or businesses appearing on the list. If you would like to be placed on the list, please contact the Town Hall by calling 330-666-1853 or by sending an email to Township@copley.oh.us . In addition, you may download the attached “No Solicitation” sign, print a copy and place it in a conspicuous place at the front of your residence or you may purchase a sign at Staples or Office Depot. The Township also has signs that are free to residents – please call before coming to the Town Hall to make sure they are available.
Please don’t hesitate to call the Town Hall or our Dispatch Center at (330) 666-8866 if you have any question as to the validity of a vendor knocking at your door; they will have a list of all valid licenses that have been issued. You have every right to ask for credentials and are under no obligation to pay attention to their sales pitch.
Transient Vendors - Current Permits
- IGS Energy - Expiration Date: 10/19/20 - 01/19/21