Town of Glocester, RI
Providence County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Glocester 8-13-1976, amended 5-12-1988 and 4-17-1997 (Ch. II, § 12, 2-12-14, of the 1991 Code). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Hawkers and peddlers — See Ch. 190.

§ 279-1 License required; definition; restrictions on operation.

Any Town resident desiring to conduct a yard sale, so-called, shall apply to the Town Clerk for a license for same, during normal business hours prior to such yard sale. For the purposes of this chapter, a yard sale shall include so-called yard sales, garage sales, lawn sales, or similar sales, and, in addition to other provisions herein, shall be defined as the conduct of a sale of typically secondhand personal, household and/or garden property or items, which are in the possession of the resident applicant. A resident to whom a license for a yard sale has been issued shall not invite or permit merchants or other vendors to sell or offer to sell merchandise or other items at said yard sale, nor shall food be sold on the premises of said yard sale.

§ 279-2 Application.

The license applicant shall state his name and residence, together with the date and location of the intended yard sale, so-called.

§ 279-3 Issuance of license; fee; number of licenses. [1]

The Town Clerk shall issue a license to a resident so applying, and said resident shall pay to the Town Clerk a fee as set from time to time by the Town Council; provided, however, that no more than three such licenses shall be issued in one calendar year to any one resident or for each unit in a multifamily dwelling.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 279-4 Signs.

Anyone to whom a license is issued in accordance with this chapter shall be allowed to place a sign advertising said yard sale, so-called, on the premises in question no larger than 12 square feet, and said sign shall not be placed on the premises earlier than seven days prior to the date scheduled for the yard sale, so-called, and must be removed at the conclusion thereof. Such signs shall be nonilluminated and nonelectric.

§ 279-5 Hours of operation.

The yard sale, so-called, for which a license is issued, shall be limited to the hours between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on the date for which said license is issued.

§ 279-6 Exemption for nonprofit organizations.

Nonprofit organizations, which file an application with the Town Clerk at least seven days before such sale, signed by at least one officer thereof, shall be exempt from the provisions of this chapter.

§ 279-7 Violations and penalties.

Any violation of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $100 for each offense.