City of Springfield, MA
Hampden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Springfield as Title 8, Ch. 8.20, § 8.20.060, of the 1986 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Auctions — See Ch. 115.
Licenses and permits — See Ch. 229.
Pawnbrokers and junk dealers — See Ch. 270.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 275.
Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 279.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 338.
It is unlawful for any person, group, unincorporated association, firm or corporation to conduct a tag sale, cellar sale, attic sale, garage sale, lawn sale, rummage sale or its equivalent without a permit issued by the City Clerk.
Application for a permit to conduct a tag sale, cellar sale, attic sale, garage sale, lawn sale, rummage sale or its equivalent shall be made to the City Clerk on forms furnished by the Clerk and shall set forth, under oath, such information as the City Clerk may require.
The permit shall contain the date, time, location of the sale and the person, group, unincorporated association, firm or corporation conducting the sale. Each such sale shall not be of a duration of more than three consecutive days.
Application for a permit required by this chapter shall be made no later than 48 hours prior to the time the sale is to take place.
No permit required by this chapter shall be granted to any person who has had within the City a tag sale, cellar sale, attic sale, garage sale, lawn sale, rummage sale or its equivalent on two occasions in the preceding calendar year.
[Amended 6-3-2013]
No permit required by this chapter shall be issued for the conduct of any such sales on more than eight separate occasions in any calendar year at any one location.
Permits required by this chapter shall be signed by the City Clerk and be affixed with the Seal of the City, shall be numbered in order as granted, and shall state the date and time of its expiration.
[Amended 6-3-2013]
The fee for a permit required by this chapter shall be $10.
The person, group, unincorporated association, firm or corporation conducting a sale which requires a permit under this chapter shall at all times during said sale cause the permit to be visibly displayed upon the premises.