You can apply for a permit at City Hall in the Business License Division. The cash only fee is $15. You must provide an ID that reflects the residence where you will be holding the garage sale. If you have recently moved, you must provide a current utility bill (e.g., water, gas, or electric) with the correct address along with your photo ID.
You are allowed 1 permit over a 6-month period per address, and garage sales can only take place on the 3rd Saturday and Sunday of the month. If you reside in an apartment building, you must bring a letter from owner/manager approving the use of the outdoor area where you will be holding the sale.
Garage Sale Sign Regulations
You can display 2 signs advertising a garage sale. The signs can only be placed in your front or side yard, at least 5 feet away from the curb or sidewalk, and each sign cannot exceed 6 square feet in area. Signs must be removed from your yard by 6 p.m. on the day of the sale. No flags, banners, pennants, or similar items are allowed.
The city prohibits signs placed on public property. This means you cannot display a garage sale sign on/at the following locations:
Street light poles
Traffic safety poles
Trees aligning the sidewalk
Thank you for your cooperation in keeping the city clean from unwanted materials. For more information visit the office or contact the office at 323-563-9527.