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Boise Police looking for door-to-door solicitors who may not have city issued licenses

Boise Police looking for door-to-door solicitors who may not have city issued licenses

By KIVI. CREATED Oct 23, 2013

Boise Police are asking the public to help identify unlicensed door to door solicitors over the last several days.


The solicitors appear to be knocking on doors in several different areas of Boise and moving often, making locating them difficult. Boise Police patrol officers want your help in locating any unlicensed solicitors in a timely manner to allow officers to identify them.


If a door to door salesman comes to your house, Boise Police are recommending that your ask the vendor to show you an official city issued license.


If they do not have the license, call non-emergency police dispatch immediately 377-6790. Give dispatchers a description of the solicitor, direction of travel, and vehicle description with license plate number so an officer can conduct an investigation.


Call 911 if you feel threatened or if the vendor seems suspicious.


If the solicitor has a license and you feel he or she has been overly aggressive, get their name and solicitor license number and call the Boise City Clerk's Office at 208-384-3710.


All solicitors must have a current city license, unless they are a non-profit 501c(3) (like scouts, school organizations, and a few other charities). Even if a solicitor claims to be a non-profit organization you can ask for ID and contact police if you feel threatened.


Solicitors are allowed to engage in their licensed business only between 9:00 a.m. and one hour after sunset unless located in a commercially zoned area.


Do not allow solicitors into your home, ask for written information about the company, do not give out personal information to anyone, and call the police if you feel uneasy about the situation.