What are your rights? In most cities today, solicitors must go through the city, they have to fill out paperwork, pay a fee, and wait for approval after a background check. Some cities require approved solicitors to wear a badge or carry a permit signifying they have been approved to walk your neighborhood. While this helps to keep to many people from interrupting your dinner, more importantly it helps keep neighborhoods safer from predators. If you want to help keep your neighborhood safe, do these three things:
1. Call your local government to see what rules solicitors must follow.
2. Look for the proper badge or permit.
3. Call the police if the solicitor is not following the rules.
It is never a good idea to confront a solicitor yourself. If the solicitor is breaking the law, the police are trained to properly handle the situation.
What does this have to do with process servers and mobile notaries? We not only live in neighborhoods, we enter neighborhoods all the time. We want neighborhoods to be safe. If we see solicitors behaving suspiciously it takes just a minute to call the city and find out what can be done.