Yard/Garage Sales

Yard/Garage sales are intended to allow citizens to sell unwanted household or personal items, furniture, tools or clothing. A yard or garage or sale does not include new merchandise or other items purchased for resale.

  • Permits are not required to hold a yard/garage sale
  • Each residence may hold a maximum of three sales per year
  • Yard/garage sales cannot be held continually from weekend to weekend
  • Yard/garage sale merchandise cannot be displayed or conducted on public property (sidewalks, streets, alleys and parkways)

After three yard/garage sales per year the City can cite the resident and/or property owner. Excessive garage sale penalties include, but are not limited to:

  • issuance of a written notice of violation/ warning documenting the violations
  • issuance of administrative citation that carries a fine of $100 - $500 per violation per day
  • a criminal citation to court
  • a property lien
Yardsale in front of a house.