Homeowners who would like to avoid having solicitors knock on their front door are advised to re-register in Newport Beach's "Do Not Solicit" list this January.
Due to the 1st Amendment, the city must ask residents to renew their registration each year.
The citywide ordinance, which was made official in May, requires commercial salesmen to register and inspect the Do Not Solicit list when canvassing Newport's streets. Residents also are encouraged to place Do Not Solicit signs on their front lawns, in case that the solicitor has not consulted the list.
According Newport Beach's interpretation of the 1st Amendment, California law dictates that solicitors do not bother anyone who posts anti-solicitation signs.