Village of Lawrence, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Lawrence 9-19-1977 by L.L. No. 7-1977. Sections 103-2 and 103-5 amended and § 103-10 added at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Litter — See Ch. 106.
Hawkers, peddlers and solicitors — See Ch. 115.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 144.
Secondhand dealers — See Ch. 158.

§ 103-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
GOODS
Includes any goods, warehouse, merchandise or other property capable of being the object of a sale regulated hereunder.
PERSON
Includes individuals, partnerships, voluntary associations and corporations.
TAG SALE
Includes all sales entitled "tag sale" "garage sale," "lawn sale," "attic sale," "rummage sale," or "flea market sale," or any similar casual sale of tangible personal property in an area, the zoning for which does not permit the same, which sale is advertised by any means whereby the public at large is or can be made aware of said sale.

§ 103-2 License required: license fee. [1]

It shall be unlawful for any person to conduct a tag sale in the Village of Lawrence in any residential zone without first filing with the Village Administrator the information hereinafter specified and obtaining from such Village Administrator a license so to do, to be known as a "tag sale license." The fees for such license shall be as set by resolution of the Board of Trustees.[2]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[2]
Editor's Note: The current fee is available and on file in the Village offices.

§ 103-3 Frequency of license issuance; term of license.

Such license shall be issued to any one residence address only once within a twelve-month period, and no such license shall be issued for more than two consecutive calendar days.

§ 103-4 Display of license.

Each license issued under this chapter must be prominently displayed on the premises upon which the tag sale is conducted throughout the entire period of the licensed sale.

§ 103-5 Information to be filed.

[Amended 4-13-1988 by L.L. No. 5-1988]
The information to be filed with the Village Administrator, pursuant to this chapter, shall be as follows:
A. 
The name of the persons, firm, group, corporation, association or organization conducting said sale.
B. 
The name of the owner of the property on which said sale is to be conducted and the consent of the owner if the applicant is other than the owner.
C. 
The location at which the sale is to be conducted.
D. 
The number of days of the sale.
E. 
The date and nature of any past sale and relationship or connection the applicant may have had with any other person, firm, group, organization, association or corporation conducting said sale, and the date or dates of such sale.
F. 
Whether or not the applicant has been issued any other vendor's license by any local, state or federal agency.
G. 
A sworn statement or affirmation by the person signing that the information therein given is full and true and known to him to be so.

§ 103-6 Hours of operation.

All tag sales shall be conducted between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. only.

§ 103-7 Signs. [1]

No more than one sign advertising such sale, no larger than 24 inches by 12 inches in size, shall be permitted. Such sign must be posted on the premises where such sale is conducted and must contain the name and address of the person conducting the sale. Said sign must be removed within 24 hours after the completion of the sale.
[1]
Editor's Note: For related provisions, see Ch. 166, Signs.

§ 103-8 Exemptions.

The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to or affect the following persons or sales:
A. 
Persons selling goods pursuant to an order of process of a court of competent jurisdiction.
B. 
Persons acting in accordance with their powers and duties as public officials.
C. 
Any bona fide charitable, eleemosynary, educational, cultural or governmental institution or organization; provided, however, that the burden of establishing the exemption under this subsection shall be on the organization or institution claiming such exemption.

§ 103-9 Responsibility for conduct.

The person to whom such license is issued and the owner or tenant of the premises on which such sale or activity is conducted shall be jointly and severally responsible for the maintenance of good order and decorum on the premises during all hours of such sale or activity. No such person shall permit any loud or boisterous conduct on said premises nor permit vehicles to impede the passage of traffic on any roads or streets in the area of such premises. All such persons shall obey the reasonable orders of any member of the Police Department or Fire Department of the Village of Lawrence in order to maintain the public health, safety and welfare.

§ 103-10 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 4-13-1988 by L.L. No. 5-1988; amended 9-11-2002 by L.L. No. 5-2002]
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a violation pursuant to the Penal Law of the State of New York, punishable by a fine up to a maximum of $1,000 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The continuation of an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct offense hereunder.