Garage Sales

Definition
A garage or yard sale is selling of unwanted household or personal items, furniture, tools or clothing from your own property on an infrequent basis.

Guidelines
While a garage or yard sale may be a way to make extra money and get rid of unused and unwanted household items, it may also inconvenience the neighbors by increasing traffic, noise, signage and pedestrians. Be a good neighbor by following the following guidelines for holding a garage or yard sale:
  • The sale can only be conducted within your property lines.
  • Sale merchandise cannot be displayed nor any associated activities be conducted on any public property, which includes sidewalks and streets.
  • Sale items must be limited to surplus items from your household. For example, the sale of 25 bicycles would not be a garage sale.
  • The sale must not last for more than 3 consecutive days and no more than 4 sales are permitted per calendar year.
  • The sale and related activities are to be limited to the hours between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Sale signs can only be displayed during these hours.
  • All signs must comply with the Town Zoning requirements for garage sale signs.
  • No signs are permitted in right-of-ways, sidewalks or medians that divide roadways. Signs are to be placed three feet back from the curb or 10 feet back from the paved surface, if there is no curb. No signs are allowed on Shea Boulevard.
  • Signs from the same residence must be more than 300 feet apart if along the same roadway and if they are bearing substantially the same message.
  • Maximum sign size is 4.5 square feet. Minimum size is not less than four square feet. Signs are to be constructed of wrought iron, sheet metal, 1/8-inch plastic or wood that is at least 3/8 of an inch thick.
  • Remember, as a community-based activity, to keep the neighborhood and Town free from unsightly garage or yard sale signs.