Despite hearing recent complaints from residents about pushy door-to-door salespeople, Newport Beach officials can do little to stop them from ringing doorbells in neighborhoods, according to a new city report.
The report found that Newport Beach might run afoul of solicitors’ 1st Amendment rights if it tries to restrict them from going door-to-door in the daytime and early evening.
City codes prohibit door-to-door peddling from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m.
“Under the circumstances, we recommend against further restricting the time when solicitation can occur,” City Atty. David Hunt wrote in the report.