GARAGE SALE REGULATIONS
Section 620.010. Definitions. [Ord. No. 2006-379, 7-18-2006]
As used in this Chapter, the terms “garage”, “yard” and “porch sales” are hereby declared to have their usual and ordinary meaning and include all sales in residential and business areas conducted on private property by persons not holding a valid merchants license issued by the City of Goodman.
Section 620.020. Permit Required. [Ord. No. 2006-379, 7-18-2006]
No person shall advertise, conduct, carry on or permit any garage, patio, yard or porch sale or other similar sale upon the grounds of or within any dwelling within the City limits of the City of Goodman without first obtaining a permit from the City Clerk of the City of Goodman allowing such sale. In order to obtain such a permit, the applicant must provide, in writing, the name of the person or persons holding or conducting such sale; the location of the sale; the date or dates such sale is to be held; the hours that such sale is to be held and a general description of the articles to be offered for sale. This Section shall not apply to any person conducting any such sale at the location of business holding a valid and current merchants license issued by the City of Goodman.
Section 620.030. Limit On Number and Days of Sales. [Ord. No. 2006-379, 7-18-2006]
It shall be unlawful for any person to advertise, conduct, carry on or permit more than three (3) sales of the type required to have a permit under the terms of this Chapter within any twelve (12) month period. Nor shall such a sale be held or be scheduled for more than ten (10) calendar days in any such twelve (12) month period nor shall a permit be issued for the premises more than three (3) times each calendar year. This does not include the City Wide Garage Sale. Permits are required for the City Wide Garage Sale; however it is not included in the limit of three (3) sales per year. Permits for the City Wide Garage Sale will be issued for one (1) day only. The City Wide Garage Sale will be on a Saturday, the date to be decided on by the Board of Aldermen. As used herein the term “person” shall also include all members of the immediate family and all residents of the household of the person obtaining the permit required.
Section 620.040. Articles To Be Sold. [Ord. No. 2006-379, 7-18-2006]
No person shall advertise, sell or offer for sale at any sale required to have a permit under the provisions of this Chapter any articles or personal property except such as have normally accumulated in ordinary dwelling usage.
Section 620.050. Advertisement of Sale. [Ord. No. 2006-379, 7-18-2006]
It shall be unlawful for any person to advertise any sale of the type required to be registered and permit obtained under the terms of this Chapter by any sign exceeding the size of three (3) feet by two (2) feet. No advertising signs shall be placed upon any property within the said City without obtaining the express permission of the owner of said property. No signs advertising said sales shall be posted more than forty-eight (48) hours prior to the start of said sale and all said signs shall be removed within twenty-four (24) hours from the time said sale is registered to end. All advertising signs for sale shall show on the face thereof the name of the person or persons conducting the said sale and the address where the sale is to be.
Section 620.060. Penalty. [Ord. No. 2006-379, 7-18-2006]
Any person in violation of any Section of this Chapter shall receive a summons to court. If found guilty of a violation of any Section of this Chapter a fine of twenty-five ($25.00) and court costs will be assessed.