Hudson -- Peddlers, solicitors, and canvassers are allowed in the city of Hudson between the hours of 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays, Saturday and Sunday. Soliciting and peddling is not allowed on state or national holidays. Local governments such as Hudson have the authority under U.S. Supreme Court precedent to regulate to a limited extent the time, place and manner of speech of door-to-door solicitation. Local municipalities do not have the authority to prohibit solicitation or peddling.
Every resident and business has the right to prohibit peddlers and solicitors from their property. If you post a sign on or near the front entrance of your home or business that prohibits solicitors, they are not permitted to approach your property. Hudson Ordinance 840.05 prohibits door-to-door solicitation or peddling if you display a sticker, sign or weatherproof card that meets the requirements stated in the Ordinance. If you have a complaint about a door-to-door salesperson or soliciting party, immediately contact the Hudson Police Department at (330) 342-1800.
The city of Hudson is offering complimentary "No Solicitors" decals (while supplies last) to residents who wish to keep solicitors away. The "No Solicitors" decals are available at the Hudson Police Department, 36 S. Oviatt Street open 24 hours a day or at the Hudson Municipal Services Center, 115 Executive Parkway, Suite 400, open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Limit one decal per household.
The "No Solicitors" decal should be displayed on or near the main entrance of your home. The city-provided decal is designed to affix easily on the inside of the glass on a screen door or window. It is a static-cling sticker that is easy to place and easy to remove. Please post it in a conspicuous place.
Residents also may use their own signage, provided it meets the requirements set forth in Ordinance No. 840.05. The sign may not be less than two inches by three inches in size or more than one square foot in total surface area. The sign should contain the words, "No Solicitors Invited," or words of similar import, with letters at least 1/3 of an inch in height.
If anyone violates your "No Solicitors" notice, contact the Hudson Police at 330-342-1800. A person who violates of the notice prohibiting solicitation is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree for the first offense (maximum 60 days in jail and $250 fine) and a misdemeanor of the first degree (maximum 180 days in jail and a $1000 fine) for a subsequent offense.