Village of Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson 12-17-1984 by L.L. No. 5-1984. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Zoning — See Ch. 295.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to conduct a garage sale in the Incorporated Village of Hastings-on-Hudson without first complying with the regulations set forth herein.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
GARAGE SALE
Includes all sales entitled "garage sale," "lawn sale," "attic sale," "rummage sale" or "flea market sale," or any similar casual sale of tangible personal property which is advertised by any means whereby the public at large is or can be made aware of said sale.
PERSON
Includes individuals, partnerships, voluntary associations and corporations.
A. 
Garage sales in the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson shall be regulated in the following manner:
(1) 
Merchandise. Garage sales shall offer only used, unwanted items of personal property owned by the resident of the property where the sale is held. No new merchandise shall be offered for sale nor may new merchandise from other sources be brought in and offered for sale.
(2) 
Hours. Garage sales shall not commence before 10:00 a.m. and must terminate by 6:00 p.m.
(3) 
Limitation on number and duration of sales. No person shall conduct more than two garages sales on his premises in any one calendar year. Such sale may not extend for a period of more than three days.
(4) 
Signs.
(a) 
Garage sales may be advertised through the newspaper or other news media. A sign, not greater in size than three feet by three feet, may be installed on the property where the sale is being conducted.
(b) 
The signs shall be displayed only during the sale and shall be promptly removed after the sale.
B. 
It is not the intention of this chapter to change or amend Chapter 295, Zoning, of the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to or affect the following persons or sales:
A. 
Persons selling goods pursuant to an order or process of a court of competent jurisdiction.
B. 
Persons acting in accordance with their powers and duties as public officials.
C. 
Any person selling or advertising for sale any item or items of personal property which are specifically named or described in the advertisement and which separate items do not exceed five in number.
D. 
Any publisher of a newspaper, magazine or other publication or other communication media who publishes or broadcasts in good faith without knowledge of its false, deceptive or misleading character or without knowledge that the provisions of this chapter have not been complied with.
E. 
Any sale conducted by any merchant or mercantile or other business establishment from or at a place of business wherein such sale would be permitted by the zoning regulations of the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson or under the protection of the nonconforming use section thereof or any sale conducted by a manufacturer, dealer or vendor and which sale would be conducted from properly zoned premises and not otherwise prohibited.
A. 
This chapter shall be enforced by the Police Department and/or the Building Inspector.
B. 
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 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 Hastings-on-Hudson in order to maintain the public health, safety and welfare.
Any person, association or corporation conducting any such sale or similar activity who shall violate any of the terms and regulations of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be fined not less than $25 nor more than $100 or be imprisoned for a period not to exceed 10 days for each violation.