Borough of Northampton, PA
Northampton County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Northampton 5-6-2004 by Ord. No. 1121. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 210.
The following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BOROUGH
The Borough of Northampton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.
HOUSEHOLD
The individual who applies for a permit, and anyone who resides in that individual's residence.
PERMIT
The form that must be obtained, completed and submitted along with the respective fee to the Borough Secretary prior to conducting a yard sale.
YARD SALE
Any public sale of goods on residential property including, but not limited to, the residential properties' garage, home, lawn or yard.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any individual, group or corporation to conduct within the Borough a yard sale, or permit a yard sale to be held within the Borough, on residential property under the control of the individual, group or corporation without first obtaining a yard sale permit from the Borough.
B. 
No signs shall be posted on any public property or any utility poles.
A. 
Two yard sales are permissible per household in any twelve-month period;
B. 
The maximum duration of any yard sale shall be two consecutive calendar days; and
C. 
The approved yard sale must be held within 30 days of the issuance of the permit for that yard sale.
A. 
The fee for the first permit issued to a household within any twelve-month period shall be $5.
B. 
The fee for the second permit issued to a household within the same twelve-month period as the first permit shall be $10.
C. 
All permit fees shall be paid to the Borough Secretary prior to the issuance of the permit.
D. 
Nonprofit service organizations and charitable organizations may obtain up to two yard sale permits in any twelve-month period without payment of fee.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of $50 and prosecution costs for the first offense; $100 plus prosecution costs for the second offense; and $300 for the third offense and any offense thereafter.
Any police officer is hereby authorized to act on behalf of the Borough.