Door-to-door sales groups are permitted to solicit in San Angelo if they obtain a valid Itinerant Merchant Permit from the police department. In addition, it must be kept on their person at all times when soliciting. Always ask to see the permit if is not already visible- the salesperson MUST produce the permit for inspection upon each request. (See permit example below)
The permit is NOT a green light for pushy strong-armed sales tactics. Don't be afraid to offend someone by not doing business with them. Your home is your castle. If you are interested in hearing a sales pitch, by all means, listen. If not- do not be afraid or intimidated to ask them to leave your property and as a rule of safety, NEVER let strangers inside your home.
The San Angelo Police Department can revoke Itinerant Merchant Permits if members of the public report ill behavior. We will not tolerate pushy/strong-armed sales tactics or behavior that is intimidating or threatening. Please call us if you have a bad experience so we can immediately address the issue. For non-emergencies, call (325) 657-4315.
If a salesperson enters your home or property uninvited and does not leave when asked, call 911. Please pass this message on and help us spread the word.