The purpose of this web page is to provide information about our
Neighborhood Watch, a.k.a. Citizen Awareness Program for
our neighborhood along with emergency preparedness information
derived from the
Cobb Emergency Management
Agency (EMA) web site and other government sources
and private sector sources.
Door to Door
(text below was extracted from
If you see anyone in violation of these requirements,
or suspect that they are in violation of the County's permit
requirements, please call to have these people checked out.
All solicitors in Cobb County, with only two exceptions, must be
registered with our Permits Office located at the Headquarters
complex at 140 North Marietta Pkwy.
A solicitor is defined as a person selling door to door any product
for monetary exchange. Each solicitor must have with them at all
times a card which identifies who they are and the company with who
they are affiliated. They must have in their possession a sufficient
number of cards with this information to leave one with each
resident if requested.
I'm sure you noticed the "with only two exceptions" portion of the
first sentence above. There are two groups of solicitors that are
not regulated and we cannot do anything about. These groups are
identified as "Religious" and "Political/Government" solicitors who
routinely sell a product or ask for donations and/or contributions
as part of a fund raising effort. These groups we cannot do anything
about while all others must adhere to the regulations as set by the
law and the Cobb County PD permits office.
While it is good that you have installed a "No Solicitation" sign at
your entryway, the law clearly states that any resident who does not
wish to receive solicitations must exhibit, in plain sight at their
front door, a sign clearly stating "No Solicitation". This means
that the entryway sign is unenforceable by law as the signs must be
affixed and visible at the individual residence.
Any solicitor who approaches a residence exhibiting a "No
Solicitation" sign must turn away and not solicit at that individual
residence or else they will be in violation of law. This does
not apply to those groups identified in the exceptions.
Unfortunately, the law does not allow for an Association to make a
blanket prohibition for an entire subdivision (i.e. Entryway
Residents routinely are not sure who is soliciting in their
neighborhood. Understanding this, we will gladly respond to any
call from our Cobb County citizens to check these individuals out
and ensure adherence to the applicable laws. While we would
prefer this type of call come in on the Cobb County Communication
Center 's Non Emergency line at (770) 499-3911, if a person does not
have this telephone number handy the use of 911 is certainly
Lastly, your entryway signage is a good thing so leave it up. Past
history indicates that these signs may reduce the number of
solicitors you get inside the subdivision, however, please
understand that it is totally unenforceable by our department.
Webmaster: David Massey
Created: February 21, 2007
This page was last updated: February 11, 2009