Lawn/Porch/Garage Sale Permits

St. Albans City Ordinances: Adopted 1997

Subchapter 19. Lawn/Porch/Garage Sales 

1650. Definition

A lawn, porch or garage sale or any combination thereof is the casual sale, as such term is defined by 32 V. S. A. Section 9701 (12) (A) and (B), as amended, of items of tangible personal property advertised, on premises or off-premises, as available for sale at a residential property. (Add 7-1-97)

1651. License

No person shall operate or maintain a lawn/porch/garage sale or any combination thereof within the city limits without first obtaining a license therefor from the city clerk. (Add 7-1-97)

1652. License Requirements and Conditions

1. The license may be issued only to the owner/lessee of a dwelling unit on the property on which the sale will be conducted. 2. The license shall be in clear view at all times during the sale. 3. The license is valid for ten (10) days from date of issuance. 4. No more than four (4) licenses per calendar year shall be issued per dwelling unit. Second and subsequent licenses will not be issued earlier than seven (7) days after expiration of the prior license. 5. The license shall not be transferable. 6. The sale shall be operated only on the property of the licensee, and shall not be located in any public right of way, street or sidewalk. 7. The sale shall not begin before 8:00 a. m. nor continue past 8:00 p. m. (Add 7-1-97) 5 - 42 SECTION

1653. Fee

There will be no cost for the first and second licenses. The third license shall cost $10.00. The fourth license shall cost $15.00. (Add 7-1-97)

1654. Penalties

Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this subsection relating to the operation of a lawn/porch/garage sale shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $15.00 and each day's violation shall be deemed a separate offense.

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