Chapter 9.52


9.52.010    Definitions.

9.52.020    Permit required.

9.52.030    Limitations.

9.52.040    Violation – Penalty.

9.52.010 Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, “garage sale” means a sale conducted by an individual for the purpose of disposing of used, unwanted or surplus household goods or other personal property for which no sales tax is collected. The term “garage sale” shall not be limited to sales conducted in a garage, but shall encompass household goods sales conducted on any portion of the seller’s premises, including “yard sales,” “patio sales,” “rummage sales,” “estate sales” and the like. (Ord. 1541 § 1 (part), 1998)

9.52.020 Permit required.

A. Any resident of the city may conduct a garage sale as defined in this chapter upon the premises on which they reside; provided, however, that a permit is first obtained from the city. A garage sale permit shall be valid for a maximum of two consecutive days. Such permit shall include the following information:

1. The full name and address of the person or persons wishing to hold the sale;

2. The address where the sale will be conducted;

3. The dates and hours of the sale;

4. A general description of the goods to be sold;

5. An affidavit or declaration under penalty of perjury stating that the person or persons conducting the sale are not being paid in any manner by any other person(s) for use of the property on which the garage sale is taking place and that no more than three previous such garage sales have been held within the calendar year.

B. No garage sale permit shall be issued by the license collector until the applicant has paid a permit fee in an amount set by resolution of the city council. (Ord. 1541 § 1 (part), 1998)

9.52.030 Limitations.

A. No more than four garage sales may be conducted by any person or persons upon the same property within the same calendar year.

B. The permittee must be the resident of the property on which the garage sale is to take place.

C. Garage sales shall only be held between the hours of eight a.m. and eight p.m. and shall not exceed two consecutive days.

D. No person shall be entitled to receive payment in any form for allowing another person’s merchandise or belongings to be sold at his or her garage sale.

E. Except for handmade craft items, the items to be sold shall consist almost exclusively of used merchandise and belongings.

F. Garage sales must be conducted within the garage, carport, front yard, back yard or patio of the seller’s residence. No sale or display of items for sale shall be permitted in the public right-of-way. (Ord. 1541 § 1 (part), 1998)

9.52.040 Violation – Penalty.

Violations of this chapter shall be subject to administrative fines to be imposed in accordance with Chapter 1.20 of this code. (Ord. 1541 § 1 (part), 1998)