The problems Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering’s officers encountered with door-to-door solicitors in the past were not always with the salesmen themselves.
The problem was the lack of an ordinance that spelled out how to deal with them.
Doering is confident a new law will remedy that.
“This should help a lot,” Doering said of the ordinance designed largely to weed out potential scam artists.
The new ordinance requires door-to-door salesmen to acquire a permit from the Glynn County Finance Department. Solicitors are required to carry it with them when making door-to-door sales pitches.
To get a permit, businesses must pay $30 to cover a background check and $20 for an annual license.