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Town of Portsmouth, RI
Newport County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Portsmouth 9-8-1980 by Ord. No. 80-6 (§ 13-1 of the 1976 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Junk dealers — See Ch. 230.
Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 274.
It shall be unlawful for any person to conduct, or allow to be conducted upon their property, a yard sale, unless such person has first obtained a license therefor.
For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
YARD SALE
An activity whereby any person offers for sale to the general public goods and merchandise by the use of a sign or signs and/or the conspicuous display of goods and merchandise not in the regular course of a lawfully established business.
The Chief of Police shall be authorized to issue licenses where such issuance is not detrimental to the public welfare. Any applicant aggrieved by a denial of application may appeal such denial to the Town Council, which shall consider the application de nova. The Town Council may deny, grant, or conditionally grant each application brought before it for consideration.
No person may conduct, or allow to be conducted upon their property, a yard sale more often than twice each calendar year. No yard sale for which a license has been granted may extend beyond two days. No yard sale may begin earlier than 8:00 a.m. or end later than 6:00 p.m.
Any person who makes application for a license hereunder shall do so on a form prescribed by the Town Council for such purpose.