Borough of Norristown, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Norristown 11-15-1983 as Ord. No. 83-14. Section 169-3B added and § 169-5 amended amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Junkyards — See Ch. 194.
Signs — See Ch. 262.
It is the legislative intent of the Borough Council of the Borough of Norristown that garage sales, as hereinafter described, shall be permitted in residential districts only as provided herein, and it is the further legislative intent of the Borough Council that garage sales shall not be conducted on a commercial basis in residential districts.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
GARAGE SALE
The sale of personal property held by a resident of a residential district in the borough. A "garage sale" shall include a garage sale, yard sale, lawn sale, attic sale, rummage sale or other similar appellation.
A. 
The sale can be held by one (1) individual or family, a group of individuals or families and nonprofit associations or corporations.
B. 
Subject of the sale. Only personal property which was acquired for personal use of the persons participating in the garage sale shall be exposed for sale.
A. 
Any person desiring to conduct a garage sale pursuant to this chapter in the Borough of Norristown shall, ten (10) days in advance of said sale, advise the Borough Building Inspector of the time and place of the sale.
B. 
Conditioned on compliance with the regulations of this chapter, the Building Inspector shall issue a permit as proof of registration with the borough, and said permit shall be displayed on the premises of the sale in such a manner as to be readily visible at all times.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
A. 
Only personal property which was previously acquired for use by an individual shall be exposed for sale. No personal property which has been purchased specifically for resale shall be exposed for sale at a garage sale permitted under this chapter.
B. 
Sales will be held for a maximum of two (2) consecutive days.
C. 
There shall be a limitation of two (2) signs for each garage sale, to be posted only on the premises where the garage sale is to be held. The signs shall not exceed four (4) square feet, shall not be posted more than seventy-two (72) hours prior to the date of the sale and must be removed at the close of business at the end of the garage sale.
D. 
Garage sales shall be conducted only during daylight hours.
E. 
The person holding the garage sale shall be responsible for traffic control and the conduct of the individuals participating in the garage sale.
F. 
Limitation of sales. Only one (1) garage sale shall be held by any person at a given location during a six-month period. When a sale has been held at a given location, a garage sale shall not be held at that location during the next six (6) months.
Anyone who violates any provision of this chapter, upon conviction thereof before the District Justice, shall be subject to a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100.) nor more than six hundred dollars ($600.) for such violation and, in default of payment of any fine and costs by any person so convicted, shall be subject to imprisonment for not more than ten (10) days in the Montgomery County Prison.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.