A Garage Sale Permit is required for residential sales. These permits allow a sale to be held for three consecutive days and are restricted to two sales a year at the same address or location, one every six months.
A $10 fee is collected when license is issued at the cashier’s office at City Hall. According to city code, a failure to obtain a garage sale permit may result in a fine of not more than $200.
If a sale is rained out a new permit will be issued for use within the next 30 days at no charge. One sign is allowed for each sale but must be placed within 200 feet of the sale property. Public property and utility poles are not to be used to place signs.
Note: Signs must be removed immediately following sale!
Ordinance Number 9-402: License Required
A. No person shall hold, conduct, engage in or participate in any manner in a residential sale at any place within the limits of the City without first having obtained a license therefore. The issuance of a license under the provisions of this Chapter shall not exempt such person from the terms and provisions of any other ordinance of the City, and for the issuance of the license the City Clerk shall collect a fee as set by the Council.
B. A separate license shall be required for each location at which a residential sale is to be held, and no location shall be eligible for more than one license in any six (6) month period, and if more than one family group is participating in the sale, each family or group participating therein shall obtain such a license. (Ordinance. 687, February 2, 1987; and Ordinance 688, April 6, 1987)
Ordinance Number 9-407: Signs Restricted
Not more than one sign or other device used for the purpose of advertising or otherwise calling attention to a residential sale shall be allowed for each residential sale license. The sign or device shall be located on the immediate premises where the sale is to be conducted, but in no event shall the sign or device be more than two hundred (200) square feet from the sale area. The display surfaces of such sign or device shall not exceed twelve (12) square feet on each side and shall be removed upon completion of the sale. (Ord. 687, February 2, 1987)