Transient Vendors

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/permit we issue with them at all times. The regulations will prohibit solicitation in residences or businesses that display signage that prohibits peddling or soliciting activities. A list of valid vendors will be listed on our website The permit they receive is good for 90 days.

The Township currently has a “No Knock” list which we will supply to the vendors along with the rules. It is updated regularly.  If you have asked to be on the list in the past YOU ARE STILL ON THE LIST. Vendors will be prohibited from soliciting to residences or businesses appearing on the list. If you have not submitted your address and do not want vendors at your door, please contact Beth at the Town Hall by calling 330-666-1853 or by sending an email to . In addition, you may stop by the Town Hall to pick up a “No Soliciting” sticker/sign to place in your window. There are also signs for sale at some of our local home and office retail stores.

Please don’t hesitate to call the Town Hall (330) 666-1853 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 open your door.  If you are approached and have a sign up or are on the Do Not Knock list we ask that you call dispatch RIGHT AWAY so an officer can look into the company. The Township does not sell or represent a product or service. If they say the Township asked them to stop by - please call dispatch. Not for profit groups and organizations do not have to get a permit to come to your door so you may see them from time to time.

Approved Vendors Operating In Copley Township

  1. Ohio Citizens Action - Gather opinions and survey.
  2. The Ice Bucket - Exp. 5/30/2020 through 8/30/2020
  3. Bell Construction - Exp. 5/30/2020 through 8/30/2020
  4. Feazel Inc. - Exp. 6/10/2020 through 9/10/2020
  5. Aptive Environmental - Exp. 6/8/2020 through 9/8/2020
  6. Greenix Pest Control - Expr. 6/29/2020 through 9/29/2020