Chapter 5.20


5.20.010    Definitions.

5.20.020    Permit requirements – Participation limitation.

5.20.030    Frequency and hours limitation.

5.20.040    Sign restrictions.

5.20.050    Violation – Penalties.

5.20.010 Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the words and phrases set forth in this section shall have the following meanings:

A. “Person” means any corporation, individual, or members of a family residing in a household conducting the sale.

B. “Personal property” does not include farm equipment, automobiles, lumber, fruit and vegetables being sold and displayed in commercially zoned areas of the city.

C. “Yard sale” means retail sale of used personal property labeled as such, or any retail sale of used personal property conducted in or near a residence under cover, partially under cover, or completely outside of any building, in the open. (Ord. 2012-9 § 1; Ord. 2008-27 § 2).

5.20.020 Permit requirements – Participation limitation.

A. Any person desiring to hold a yard sale shall obtain a permit from the office of the city clerk who shall issue the permit if the police department determines the yard sale at the location applied for will not create a traffic hazard and the application is in compliance with this chapter.

B. The fee for such permits is the sum of $5.00.

C. The permit shall be posted in public view at the site of the sale.

D. No more than five families shall participate in any yard sale. (Ord. 2008-27 § 2).

5.20.030 Frequency and hours limitation.

No person shall operate, conduct, manage or permit a yard sale upon his premises or other property under his control more often than once each month, and such sale shall not be continued for a period of more than three consecutive days in any month, and shall be conducted during daylight hours only. (Ord. 2008-27 § 2).

5.20.040 Sign restrictions.

Permission shall be obtained from the owner of each property where signs are located if not at the sale location. Said signs shall not be placed in any public right-of-way, on any public utility pole, sign posts, traffic control sign or device, public structure or building, or shade tree. Each sign placed off the premises of the sale shall include the date(s) of the sale and written address of the location where the sale is conducted. Such signs shall not be posted more than 24 hours prior to the sale and shall be removed within two hours after the close of the sale. The person or persons for whom the sign is displayed shall be responsible for its removal and subject to penalties as provided in this code. In addition to any remedy for violation of this code, any sign without the required information, in disrepair or in violation of the provisions regulating placement is subject to immediate removal by the city and no attempt will be made to notify the permit holder or property owner. Failure to remove a sign at the conclusion of a sale shall constitute a separate violation. (Ord. 2012-9 § 2; Ord. 2008-27 § 2).

5.20.050 Violation – Penalties.

Any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to the penalties provided in GMC 5.04.140. (Ord. 2008-27 § 2).