Town of Rutland "Do Not Solicit List"
The Town of Rutland voted to add a “Door to Door Solicitation and Canvassing By-law” to the General By-laws in 2015. Section Nine of the new by-law requires that the Town Clerk maintain a “Do Not Solicit List” for any residents who choose to have their property address included on the list. Please see Section Nine below. The full text of the by-law, with information on who must apply for a license to solicit in Rutland, may be found on the town website
A request to have one’s property added to the list must be received in writing, either via mail or email. Town Census information will be used to verify the name and property address.
Mail requests should be sent to: Office of the Town Clerk, 250 Main Street, Rutland, MA 01543. All requests must include an email address or a self-addressed stamped return envelope. A confirmation will be sent once the address has been added to the list.
Please allow 5 working days for your address to be added to the list. An updated list will be sent to the Police Chief weekly.
TOWN OF RUTLAND GENERAL BY-LAWS SECTION NINE: DO NOT SOLICIT LIST
A.. Any person or entity who owns or rents property within the Town of Rutland may register such property on a “Do Not Solicit” list. Registration for the “Do Not Solicit List” shall be made as follows:
a. The “Do Not Solicit” list shall be maintained by the Town Clerk.
b. The “Do Not Solicit” list shall consist solely of property addresses, and shall include no further identifying information concerning the ownership of each property.
c. The Tax Assessor shall notify the Town Clerk of any change in ownership of property within the Town.
The Town Clerk shall remove from the “Do Not Solicit” list any property which has changed ownership.
B. The Police Chief shall provide a copy of the “Do Not Solicit” list to every applicant to whom a license is issued pursuant to this by-law. Solicitation of any nature at any address identified on the “Do Not Solicit” list shall constitute a violation of this by-law.