City code requires that all solicitors carry a City-issued license and identification card when soliciting door to door in Bloomington.
Solicitors must operate between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. They are not allowed to enter a property with a posted "No Solicitation" or similar sign or use aggressive sales tactics.
Nonprofit, religious and political organizations are exempt from the licensing requirement, but their representatives must abide by the same hours of operation and they must carry proper identification.
You should not feel pressured to sign or purchase anything with a solicitor at your door. Take your time to review all the documents and look into the business. There are many resources to check, including the Better Business Bureau, Angie's List, Department of Labor and Industry, and simply doing some internet research. Ask for references and say you'll follow up with them.