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No Soliciting Ordinance Information

In 2005, Shelby Township’s “No Knock” ordinance amendment became effective, which permits township residents to add their names to a No Soliciting list.  This action restricts certain hawkers, vendors, peddlers and solicitors from door-to-door sales at the homes of those residents.  The list is then provided to any Michigan-based door-to-door sales people when they apply to the township for a permit to solicit.   
Stickers are available at the Clerk's Office and were donated by the Township Law Firm, Kirk, Huth, Lange & Badalamenti.  You may place on your door as a reminder to solicitors that you prefer them not to knock. 

Please note that not all solicitors are subject to this ordinance amendment.  Exempted solicitors and/or vendors include out-of-state vendors, scout troops, religious groups, and some charitable organizations and political groups protected by the U.S. Constitution.  The Clerk’s Office is advised of intended activities and we do provide them with a copy of the No Solicitor list.  Each group decides whether or not they wish to visit those addresses where they may not be welcome.    
In the event you are visited by a solicitor or vendor that is not an out-of-state vendor or advancing a religious, charitable or political cause, you may call our Police Department to report the incident.  When available, a Police Officer will investigate, advise, and if necessary, issue a ticket.  Please remember to be patient as pertinent police matter must take precedence.   
Should you decide to remove your name from the list, you must contact the Clerk’s Office, in writing.  
To have your address added to the No Knock List, please call the Clerk’s Office (586) 731-5102, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to leave your name, address and telephone number.  You may also use this form and email the information to  If you decide you want your address removed from the list, your request must be submitted in writing.

Stanley T. Grot, Township Clerk