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Posted on: July 28, 2023

Notice - Reports of Solicitor Misinformation, Misrepresentation Regarding City Aggregation Programs

City Receiving Reports of Solicitors Providing False Information Regarding City Gas and Electric Aggregation Programs, Falsely Claiming to Represent City

The City of North Canton has recently received reports of solicitors (i.e., salesmen who go door-to-door) who are providing misleading or false information regarding the City’s gas and electric aggregation programs, and/or who are falsely claiming to represent the City while promoting alternate energy programs. 

Please be advised that the City does not solicit or canvass for our fixed-rate community gas and electric aggregation programs. City aggregation program information and FAQ pages are available on our website at (gas) and (electric) respectively, and additional program contract questions may be directed to the Administration Dept. 330-499-8223, option 6.

Those wishing to canvass or solicit at residences within North Canton city limits are required to have obtained a Soliciting Permit from the City’s Development Services Department per North Canton Codified Ordinance 723, unless otherwise exempt. If your city residence is visited by a solicitor, you may request to see their Soliciting Permit or contact Development Services at 330-499-8223, option 7 to determine their permit status. The issuance of a Soliciting Permit by the City does NOT classify the solicitor as a representative of the City of North Canton. If a person visits your residence who claims to be a City representative, you may ask to see their City ID badge for verification of their identity. 

Residents may contact the North Canton Police Department with any concerns or suspicious activity relating to solicitors. Non-emergency issues may be directed to the Police Department’s non-emergency number at 330-499-5911. When in doubt, we recommend that anyone solicited for a particular product or service first conduct their own research—separate from the pressure of the solicitation and on their own time—before deciding how to proceed.

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