Solicitors, Canvassers and Peddlers

The City of Melbourne issues permits to Solicitors, Canvassers and Peddlers, requiring each of them to acknowledge the text below. The Board of Directors would like to remind you that there is NO SOLICITING within Magnolia Lakes, however sometimes people or organizations choose to “not see” or otherwise ignore the signs. If a solicitor comes to your door politely remind them that it is not allowed in the community and ask them to leave.

Ord. No 2003-18
Sec.26-3. Restrictions and Requirements

(a) Solicitors, peddlers or and canvassers may operate in a residential area between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and in a commercial area during the hours a business is open.

(b) Solicitors and peddlers my operate in a commercial area when permission of the property owner has been given. The operation must be of a temporary nature. The business tax receipt does not permit sale of goods, wares or merchandise to the general public nor does it permit the attraction of vehicular or pedestrian traffic from the public right-of-way onto the private property by any means.

(c) Solicitors, peddlers and canvassers are restricted from soliciting, peddling or canvassing in areas where such activities would materially obstruct, impede or interfere with the free flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic.

(d) Solicitors, peddlers and canvassers are restricted from soliciting, peddling and canvassing on premises in areas where a notice stating “No Solicitors’ or “No Solicitation” is posted in plain view.

(e) No more than two (2) solicitors, peddlers or canvassers shall contact any one (1) member of the public at any one (1) time.

(f) Solicitors, peddlers and canvassers will not persist in their activities after the request has been declined, and they will immediately and peaceably depart from the premises when the requested to do so by the occupant.

(g) Solicitors, peddlers and canvassers shall not harass persons by demanding, threatening or intimidating conduct.


2014 Bring a Dish Picnic

2014 Bring A Dish Picnic
Saturday December 6, 2014
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
at the Basketball Court

Bring a covered side dish to share, and a chair for you, and your loved ones. The association will provide and cook up the hotdogs and hamburgers. The HOA will provide cold drinks, chips and hot beverages too if it’s chilly. 


We heard that Santa Claus, A.K.A., Chris Kringle, Saint Nick, Saint Nicolas, Father Christmas will be vacationing in Melbourne, Florida at the same time we plan to hold our picnic, so we decided to put in a call and invite him to our neighborhood picnic.


He accepted our invitation, and will be making an appearance during the picnic.