City of Haverhill, MA
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Haverhill 5-2-1978 by Doc. 97 (Ch. 204 of the 1980 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Auctions — See Ch. 108.
Junk dealers — See Ch. 167.
Licensing — See Ch. 171.
Pawnbrokers; secondhand articles and old gold — See Ch. 187.
Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 191.
Tag days — See Ch. 227.

§ 204-1 License required; notification of Police Department.

Any person, business, association, organization, corporation or other similar institution, including nonprofit entities, may conduct a flea market, garage sale or yard sale on any premises lawfully designated by securing a license from the City Clerk, who shall notify the Police Department of the issuance of all licenses.

§ 204-2 Restrictions.

A. 
Flea markets, yard sales and garage sales shall be limited to the following: no more than two sales for two consecutive days within a twelve-month period for each address or location, with the exception of City-sponsored flea markets for the period from May 1 through September 30.
[Amended 2-22-1994 by Doc. 28]
B. 
One rain date shall be allowed for inclement weather.
[Amended 2-24-1981 by Doc. 42]
C. 
Multifamily and apartment buildings shall be considered as a single address or location.
D. 
Antiques, secondhand articles, handmade articles, used household articles and the like shall be the only articles sold at a flea market, yard sale and garage sale. New merchandise shall not be allowed for sale.

§ 204-3 Fees; exemption.

A. 
The fee for a flea market license shall be $75 per permit.
[Amended 2-22-1994 by Doc. 28; 7-10-2007 by Doc. 76]
B. 
The fee for a yard or garage sale shall be $5 per day.
[Amended 4-7-1981 by Doc. 62; 7-10-2007 by Doc. 76]
C. 
Churches of the City of Haverhill shall be exempt from the registration fee.
D. 
City-sponsored flea markets shall be exempt from registration fees.
[Added 2-22-1994 by Doc. 28]

§ 204-4 Exceptions.

This chapter shall not pertain to flea markets held only within a business building and shall be licensed and considered the same as a business selling new or used articles and shall comply with any other applicable rules or regulations.

§ 204-5 Violations and penalties.

Any neglect and/or refusal to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall constitute a violation thereof and be punishable by a fine of $50 for each offense. Every day or portion thereof shall constitute a separate and continuing violation.