[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Burlington by Ord. No. 2-1995 (Ch. 5.36 of the 1996 Municipal Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
All sales entitled "garage sale," "lawn sale," "yard sale" and "attic sale" shall include sale of household items from a private residence in a residential zone.
No person shall conduct a garage sale without first registering at least 48 hours in advance with the City Clerk.
Each applicant for a garage sale shall complete the garage sale application form prepared by the Municipal Clerk.
Each person, upon being registered, shall be issued a permit by the Municipal Clerk upon which shall be affixed dates, hours and locations of the proposed garage sale. The permit shall be prominently posted on the premises where the garage sale is to be conducted.
There shall be no fee for the first permit in any calendar year. Thereafter the fee shall be as set forth in Chapter 146, Fee Schedule, Of the Code of the City of Burlington. The following persons shall be exempt from the payment of the fee: persons selling goods pursuant to a court order; persons acting in accordance with their powers and duties as public officials and bona fide charitable, eleemosynary, educational, cultural or governmental institutions or organizations.
A garage sale may only be conducted between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
No person shall conduct more than three garage sales within any calendar year. A garage sale may be conducted for a maximum of two consecutive days.
A sign not greater in size than four square feet may be installed on the property where the sale is being conducted. No sign shall be placed on the public right-of-way or on property other than the property where the sale is being conducted. Lighted signs are not permitted. The sign may be displayed only during the sale and must be removed immediately upon conclusion of the sale.