Do Not Knock

Per Ordinance 721.08, Bay Village residents can register their home on the Do Not Knock registry.  By registering, peddlers and solicitors are on notice that they may not knock, ring the doorbell, or otherwise call at the address provided. Complete the online Do Not Knock Registration Form to be placed on the Do Not Knock list.

The Do Not Knock registry will not keep telemarketers from calling your phone number. For that, you must sign up for the National Do Not Call Registry.


Registering your address on the Do Not Knock Registry does not preclude non-profits, such as the Girls Scouts, Boy Scouts, Band Boosters, and/or Kiwanis from knocking on your door. If you would like to preclude these groups, and similar groups, from knocking on your door you may elect to post a No Solicitors sticker (PDF) on your front door.  Stickers are available at the Bay Village Police Station and City Hall.

Length of Registry

A residence remains on the Do-Not-Knock Registry for five years, expiring on December 31 of the fifth full calendar year from the date of the form submitted. Once you have signed up you won’t need to re-register for another 5 years. It is the responsibility of the applicant to re-register when the 5 years have expired.

Paper Forms

Paper application forms are also available at City Hall, the Bay Village Police Department, and Dwyer Senior Center.