Do-Not-Knock Ordinance

Do Not Knock

The Board of Commissioners approved a Do-Not-Knock ordinance in 2015 (similar to a Do-Not-Call list). Its aim is to protect the safety and privacy of residents.

Lakeland residents can sign-up to be on the list that solicitors must receive before they participate in door-to-door solicitations.

We collect your name and address but solicitors will only receive a list of addresses, without names attached.

If a solicitor applies for a solicitation permit, they will be given a copy of the Do-Not-Knock Registry list (addresses...no names).

This opt-out registry does not count in regards to political or charitable solicitors.

If there is solicitor in your neighborhood not adhering to the ordinance, you may call: 

  1. Sheriff’s Department/Non-Emergencies: 901-379-7625, or Sheriff’s Substation/Arlington 901-867-1402
  2. Lakeland Code Enforcement 901-867-5404

Questions? Please contact City Hall.

Ordinance:

9-201 (a) The City of Lakeland shall create and maintain a "do-not-knock" list allowing any owner or occupier of any residence within Lakeland to prohibit commercial solicitation at his or her residence by registering his or her address with the City.

Solicitors:

Please contact City Hall for information on the permitting process for commercial, door-to-door solicitation.