Do Not Knock Registry Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Do Not Knock Registry?
On September 19, 2017 the Town Board passed a Local Law creating the Do Not Knock Registry to prohibit solicitors, vendors and canvassers seeking funding from approaching residential homes that have expressly requested to be listed on the town's Do Not Knock Registry. The Do Not Knock Registry is a list of addresses at which door-to-door solicitation is prohibited.
How can I sign up for the Do Not Knock Registry?
The best way to sign up is to print the Do Not Knock Consent Form, complete the form and submit in person or by mail to the Town Clerk’s Office, 40 Mill Road, Eastchester 10709. Upon receipt our address will be added to the Registry.
If I sign up for the Registry, will the Town give my name to solicitors?
No. The solicitors receive a list of addresses they are prohibited from approaching.
What should I do if a solicitor knocks on my door after I sign up for the Do Not Knock Registry?
Call the Town of Eastchester Police 961-3464 to report the incident.
What are the penalties if the law is violated?
Yes, violation of the law shall constitute disorderly conduct with a penalty of not less than $500.
Will this keep everyone from knocking on my door?
In accordance with the Constitution of the United States and rulings of the United States Supreme Court, please be advised that registration upon the “Do Not Knock Registry” shall in no way prohibit door to door solicitation by religious or political organizations.
What if I don’t want to be on the Do Not Knock Registry?
You can be removed from the Registry at any time by clicking here, completing the Remove From Registry Form and submit. Or you may submit the form in person or by mail to the Town Clerk’s Office, 40 Mill Road, Eastchester 10709. Upon receipt our address will be removed from the Registry.
Who do I contact with additional questions about this law?
For more information, please feel free to call the Supervisor’s Office at 771-3304 or the Town Clerk’s Office at 771-3351.