SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Township Clerk’s Office maintains a “No Knock List” in accordance with the state statues and township ordinances. However, if a resident registered over five years ago, they must reregistered to be added to the Springfield “No Knock List.” Registrations expires every five calendar years following the end of the calendar year of registration unless renewed accordingly.
Presently, there are only 19 addresses listed on the “No Knock List” in Springfield.
All residents of the Township of Springfield may register their name, address and/or unit/apartment number to be placed on the “No Knock List,” indicating that they do not want peddlers, panhandlers or solicitors to approach their homes and/or seek personal contact with the occupants of the registered home.
It is unlawful for any peddler, panhandler or solicitor to approach or seek personal contact with the occupants there if a residence is registered on the “No Knock List.” To register on the “No Knock List” to go to No Knock List Registration
Registration with the township is required to canvas, solicit, peddle or hawk on the public streets or highways or upon other public lands; call from house to house or from door to door soliciting money, selling, causing to be sold, offering for sale or taking orders for present or future delivery of merchandise of any description whatsoever; or go from door to door for the purpose of obtaining contributions, orders, subscriptions, making canvasses or surveys, or other solicitation.
A copy of the “No Knock List” shall be provided to all persons or organizations required to register. Anyone violating this subsection shall be subject to the penalties.
Exemptions from the registering as a solicitor are any persons representing organizations sponsored by the Township of Springfield; candidates for election to any municipal, County, State or national office, candidates for election to any board of election, and persons assisting such individuals for election; and, any civic organization, while soliciting in uniform, are exempted from this section. Also exempt are all persons engaged in religious proselytizing, political speech or the distribution of political pamphlets.
If you are unsure whether a peddler, panhandler or solicitor is registered or permitted, please do not hesitate to contact the Police Department by calling the non-emergency telephone number at 973-376-0400.