Ocean Township residents will soon be able to register to prevent solicitors from coming to their door trying to sell services or products.
Referred to as the “No-Knock” ordinance, it prevents any type of solicitation to homes that have placed their address on a special registry.
Township Manager Andrew Brannen said the ordinance, which was adopted at the Feb. 9 Township Council meeting, does not apply to religious or political groups.
“It does prevent any types of other solicitation, such as people trying to sell you doors, windows, cable television, etc.” he said.
A property owner does, however, need to sign up to be included on the “No-Knock” registry and more information will soon be available on the township’s web site about registering, possibly online. The police department will be in charge of enforcement.
“It will be publicized in the near future probably in the middle March on the web site,” Brannen said.
He said township officials did receive complaints from some residents about the nuisance of solicitors.
“It was really a quality-of-life issue,” he said.