No Cold Calling Zones

A No Cold Calling Zone (NCCZ) is an area in which a majority of residents have stated that they do not want traders to call at their homes without being invited.

We have set up zones in Edinburgh, in partnership with Police Scotland, the sheltered housing team and local residents.

The zones have been designed to

  • reduce doorstep crime, bogus workmen and distraction burglaries
  • deter cold callers
  • educate residents and empower them to refuse cold callers.

There are currently over 130 zones throughout the city, protecting an estimated 12,500 homes. Further zones are always under development.

View the locations of the current No Cold Calling Zones on our Google map.

Download the list of street names covered by zones (PDF - 230KB)

Download information leaflet on setting up a No Cold Calling Zone (PDF - 378KB)

Contact Trading Standards to find out more or call 0131 608 1100

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