Tulsa, Okla. - If you don't like people ringing your doorbell and trying to sell you stuff, a new Tulsa ordinance has some serious "teeth".
If you tell someone to leave your property or have a sign posted that prohibits solicitors, a violation is now a crime with a penalty of up to $1200 and up to 6 months in jail.
City Councilor G.T. Bynum says the sign can prohibit all solicitors or can make exceptions for certain kinds that you DO want to allow on your property.
"Whatever you want, you can put that up on your property, and door-to-door solicitors have to adhere to your directions," Bynum said.
Bynum said they wanted to give citizens more tools to control and protect their property.
"So if you don't want these people knocking on your door, put up a sign like that and they're not allowed to, and if they do, you can call the police department," Bynum said.
Also under the new law, solicitors may only come to your door between the hours of 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.