Town of Weston, CT
Fairfield County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Weston 5-23-1973 (Ch. 11, Art. II, of the 1981 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 140.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the respective meanings ascribed to them:
The owner or occupant of land in the Town and any bona fide nonprofit group or organization the membership of which is primarily made up of Town residents.
The public sale of personal household goods by the owners thereof in conjunction with the cleaning out or vacating of Town residential premises. "Tag sale" shall include garage sales, barn sales, yard sales, and other similar activities, including tag sales conducted by nonprofit groups or organizations for fund-raising purposes.
[Amended 12-20-2012, effective 1-18-2013]
Any qualified person shall be permitted to conduct, singularly or jointly, a tag sale for a period not exceeding three consecutive days once in any twelve-month period upon written application to the Chief of Police setting forth the persons conducting the tag sale, the place and date, etc., provided that permission to conduct any tag sale shall be subject to the following conditions:
No goods shall be brought to the premises to be used for the purposes of public sale except where several resident neighbors agree to jointly conduct such sale of personal household goods from the premises of one such neighbor or where the tag sale is conducted by a nonprofit group or organization as defined above. The Chief of Police may, upon written application of two or more parties, or upon application of a nonprofit group or organization, grant permission to conduct such sale.
No signs related in any way to a tag sale shall be placed within the right-of-way of any public or private road, street, highway, or other public place. Signs advertising such sale on premises shall not exceed two square feet in area.
Commercial tag sale managers are required to submit written application to the office of the Board of Selectmen for permission to conduct any such sale, which permission may be granted by the office of the Board of Selectmen, provided that all other conditions set out herein are met.
Traffic and parking control is to be maintained and supervised by the owner and/or commercial tag sale managers in such manner as shall not impede the flow of vehicular traffic in the vicinity of the tag sale or create an unsafe condition.
The foregoing notwithstanding, when the Board of Selectmen or its agent (i.e., police) determines that, for reasons of public convenience or safety, additional measures are reasonable and necessary, these conditions shall be satisfied by the person, group or organization holding the tag sale permit.
[Amended 12-20-2012, effective 1-18-2013]
The Chief of Police may, upon presentation of practical difficulty or unusual hardship, grant permission to conduct more than one sale in any twelve-month period.
Any person, group or organization violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of an offense and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined in an amount not exceeding $50. Each day such violation is committed or permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such hereunder.