Village of Lancaster, NY
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Lancaster 2-10-1975 by L.L. No. 3-1975 (Ch. 84 of the 1976 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Penalties for offenses — See Ch. 1, Art. II.
Junk dealers — See Ch. 200.

§ 167-1 Legislative intent.

[Amended 9-27-1976 by L.L. No. 19-1976]
It is the intent of these regulations to prohibit the infringement of any businesses in any established residential areas and in so doing to regulate the term and frequency of a personal property sale, such as garage sales, porch sales, basement sales, yard sales and other similar types of sales, so as not to disturb or disrupt the residential environment of the area. It is not the intent of this chapter to seek control of sales by individuals selling a few of their household or personal items or to seek the control of an individual engaged in a liquidation sale being conducted in connection with the sale of all or substantially all of his household or personal items relative to that individual's relocation outside of the Village of Lancaster.

§ 167-2 Permit required.

Any person desirous of holding a personal property sale, such as but not limited to garage sale, basement sale, porch sale or yard sale, or resale of used household clothing or any personal property items which are owned by the residents of the premises, shall obtain a permit therefor from the Village Clerk-Treasurer of the Village of Lancaster.

§ 167-3 Permit limitations.

[Amended 9-27-1976 by L.L. No. 19-1976]
Any such permit issued shall be for a term not exceeding three consecutive calendar days. Permits shall be limited to two per calendar year per residential dwelling, and a minimum of 30 days shall have expired since the last regulated sale before the Clerk-Treasurer of the Village of Lancaster shall issue a permit for the same residential dwelling.

§ 167-4 Application for permit.

[Amended 9-27-1976 by L.L. No. 19-1976]
Application for permit shall be made to the Village Clerk-Treasurer upon forms furnished by the Clerk-Treasurer.

§ 167-5 Fee.

[Amended 6-29-1976 by L.L. No. 11-1976]
The permit fee for each sale shall be as provided in Chapter 144, Fees, of the Code of the Village of Lancaster.

§ 167-6 Conditions.

A. 
The permit shall be valid only upon a proper showing and finding by the Zoning Officer that proper safety and environmental precautions have been taken for the public.
B. 
The permit shall be placed on the premises in a conspicuous place so as to be seen by the public and Building Inspectors.

§ 167-7 Exceptions.

[Added 9-27-1976 by L.L. No. 19-1976]
Any church, civic, fraternal or charitable organization holding a sale of the type described in this chapter shall be exempt from the rules and regulations contained herein, provided that the sale is held upon property owned or rented by that particular organization.

§ 167-8 Inspections.

A police officer or any other official designated by any Village ordinance to make inspections under the licensing or regulating ordinance or to enforce the same shall have the right of entry to any premises showing evidence of a personal property sale, for the purpose of enforcement or inspection and may close the premises from such a sale or arrest any person who violates the provisions of this chapter.

§ 167-9 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 6-29-1976 by L.L. No. 10-1976]
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, Penalties for Offenses, of the Code of the Village of Lancaster.