Green River Ordinance Law and Legal Definition

Green River ordinance refers to the U.S. licensing law protecting residents from door-to-door solicitation. This ordinance grants protection to residents from unwanted peddlers and salespersons, by prohibiting door-to-door solicitations without prior consent. Green River ordinance takes its name from the city Green River in Wyoming. Green River was the first city to enact this law in 1931. In Green River v. Fuller Brush Co., 65 F.2d 112 (10th Cir. Wyo. 1933), the court held that that a total ban on door-to-door soliciting would be found unconstitutional and unenforceable on the grounds of religious free speech and commercial free speech when this ordinance bans religious or interstate solicitations.