The Borough has adopted a strict ordinance that regulates door-to-door sales to protect residents and business owners from any possible illegal solicitations or potential scams.
All approved solicitors are required to provide a copy of their permit upon request, according to police. Should a resident or business owner be concerned about the validity of a person or organization, they should contact the Somerville Police Department at (908) 725-0331.
The ordinance pertains to solicitors who are selling commercial products or services. Religious and political organizations are not required to obtain a solicitor's license, but are required to submit names to the Somerville Police Department.