Garage Sales, Occasional Sales, Estate Sales

Garage Sale / Occasional Sales Guidelines



A permit is required per section 22-280 of the City Code of Ordinances to have a garage sale.

As of 04/01/2021, the permit fee is $5.00.  The City shall not supply signage for occasional sales or estate sales. Signage, if any, shall comply with Chapter 111 of the city’s land development code.
a. No temporary sign or portable sign shall be erected or placed on any public property or right-ofway, utility pole, light pole, or traffic-control sign or pole.
b. Temporary signs and portable signs shall not exceed 70 square feet in area.
c. No temporary sign or portable sign shall be erected or placed within 20 feet of the curb or street except for those which may be mounted on the wall of a building which is closer than 20 feet to the curb or street.
d. No temporary sign or portable sign may be created or placed in any location wherein the location of the sign could constitute a potential safety or traffic hazard.
e. No wheeled sign or portable sign shall be displayed that is not operable or has broken exterior parts.

Four (4) sales are allowed per year, with the duration of the sale not to exceed four (4) consecutive days.  Permits must be obtained at least 12 hours in advance of the sale.

If the garage sale is cancelled due to weather or some other emergency, you can return your permit to the Police Department - Records, within seven (7) working days from the date of the sale in order to reschedule.  This only applies if the sale does not occur at all.

Any person failing to comply with the City Code of Ordinances may be subject to a penalty of up to $500.00 per violation, per day. 

Garage Sale Permit Download

Estate Sale Guidelines

A permit is required per section 22-280 of the City Code of Ordinances to have an estate sale.

The permit is $20.00. No more than five (5) signs may be posted in conjunction with each estate sale on the corners of the street with the signatures of the property owner. Estate sales shall provide their own signs. Estate signs shall contain the name, logo, and phone number of the estate sale company. No homemade signs are allowed.

Two (2) sales are allowed per year, with the duration of the sale not to exceed four (4) consecutive days.  Permits must be obtained at least 12 hours in advance of the sale.

If the estate sale is cancelled due to weather or some other emergency, you can return your permit to the Police Department - Records, within seven (7) working days from the date of the sale in order to reschedule.  This only applies if the sale does not occur at all.

Any person failing to comply with the City Code of Ordinances may be subject to a penalty of up to $500.00 per violation, per day.



Estate Sale Permit Application Download