Garage sales can be a great way to rid a home of unneeded clutter, get acquainted with neighbors and make a little extra money. If planning on a garage sale, residents should understand City ordinances regulating garage sales.
Residents may conduct garage sales two times a year on the property where they live. Garage sales may be conducted for up to three consecutive days, but there must be at least five days between the two separate sales.
With the consent of the property owner or on-site resident, signs advertising garage sales may be placed on any residential property in the City and may be as large as three square feet in area, but must be placed at least 15 feet behind the street curb, or edge of street pavement if no curb exists.
Signs may be set out one day in advance of the garage sale but must be removed the day following the sale.
Signs may not be placed in street medians, street parkways (the grassy areas along streets between the curbs and sidewalks), alleys, or on other public property. Signs placed in any of these locations are subject to confiscation and disposal by City officials. Individuals placing signs in prohibited places could also be issued fines.
The City regulates garage sales so they do not develop into on-going businesses to the detriment of residential neighborhoods.
For more information, call 972.919.2547.