The Belton Police Department recommends residents whose homes suffered hail damage in the storm on Friday use caution when selecting a contractor for repairs. On Monday, a City of Belton employee removed scores contractor signs that were placed in unauthorized areas without going through the proper permitting process.
To avoid fraud, residents should be skeptical of door-to-door solicitors. Residents who are concerned about the reputation of a business may consult the Better Business Bureau or a different ratings service prior to entering into a contract.
Door-to-door solicitors, including roofing companies, must have a City permit in their possession. The permit will have their photo and the official Belton City logo on it. Solicitors without a permit or who say someone else has it are in violation of City ordinance and residents are encouraged to call the Belton Police Department at 933-5840.