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I am a census worker. How should we handle no trespassing sign.
Submitted: 7 days and 10 hours ago.
Category: Real Estate Law Value: $19 Status: CLOSED
State/Country relating to question: Arizona
around flagstaff, AZ
You have statutory authority to enter private property, so long as your activity is directly within the scope (e.g. walking to front door and knocking, not going into the garage). But, you need to be very careful, because there are a lot of people out there who don't accept this fact. If there is a specific concern with a particular property, use the precautionary principle and get some support before entering. Your supervisor should have more information about protocol in particular situations. But, by law, you are not trespassing.
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Originally posted by fever
"What I speak with them about is how the census originated, (mandated by the King of England as part of the Treaty of Paris to be written into the U.S. Constitution, that the English King dictated must be written to protect European Creditors in order to allow new management to incorporate our portion of North America)"
Can you point me to that part in the Treaty? I can't find any language that supports your statement.
Originally posted by Mykahel
Just wanted to summarize what I have read here and point out a couple things.
First, if they just come up to your door (assuming they didn't have to jump a fence or something) they are not trespassing. I believe that if you ask them to leave and they do not, they are then trespassing but I am not sure.
Like many here, I would consider unloading a round into any person breaking into my property. But consider this, these census workers are government employees. Assaulting them would end up being similar to an attack against a police officer or something, and you would have a hard time defending your position, even if you were in the right.
For every bad experience somebody has with the census workers, a dozen other people had perfectly fine ones. I know some people that did census work and they were very polite people that would have simply done their job and the last thing they want to do is inconvenience somebody. I also know that people are power hungry and some would make a power trip out of it.
Somebody asked about scanners. What I was told by somebody who was working for them was that they are plotting the exact GPS location of every main entrance of any building capable of housing people. You shouldn't be surprised if they go stand in front of your barn doors for a moment. It's part of their job. This was separate from the person actually going around to get the census papers filled out though. It was actually done a few months before the census even started.
I'm still waiting for a census worker to show up even though I turned mine in the day that I got it just because I didn't want to be bothered with any more of it. They don't have a right to know more than the number of people in the house and potentially the ages, but I didn't see much harm in most of the other questions. Most of that stuff is available on facebook anyway for crying out loud. Which kinda bugs me...