[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranford 11-24-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-46 (Ch. 83 of the 1992 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- GARAGE SALES
- All sales, whether located in residential districts or commercial districts, titled "garage sale," "lawn sale," "attic sale," "rummage sale" or "flea market sale" or any similar casual sale of tangible personal property which is advertised by any means whereby the public at large is or can be made aware of such sale.
- Any goods, warehouse merchandise or other property capable of being the object of a sale regulated hereunder.
It shall be unlawful for any person to conduct a garage sale in the Township without first registering with the Township Police Department.
Information for registration shall include:
Charitable, religious and civic organizations may be allowed to conduct more than four sales with the approval of the Township Committee.
No garage sales shall be conducted other than between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. At the conclusion of each day's sale, all goods shall be removed from the front yard of the property on which the sale is being conducted.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to or affect the following persons or sales:
Persons selling goods pursuant to an order or process of a court of competent jurisdiction.
Persons acting in accordance with their powers and duties as public officials.
Any person selling or advertising for sale an item or items of personal property which are specifically named or described in the advertisement and which separate items do not exceed five in number.
The registration requirements of this chapter shall not apply to any Township-wide garage sale conducted by or for the benefit of any charitable, religious or civic organization.
The owner or, if applicable, the tenant of the premises on which such sale or activity is conducted shall be jointly and severally responsible for the maintenance of good order and decorum on the premises during all hours of such sale or activity.
No such person shall permit any loud or boisterous conduct on such premises nor permit vehicles to impede the passage of traffic on any roads or streets in the area of such premises.
All such persons shall obey the order of any member of the Police or Fire Department of the Township in order to maintain the public health, safety and welfare.
This chapter shall be enforced by the Township Police Department.
Any person conducting any garage sale or similar activity without being properly registered therefor or who shall otherwise violate any of the other terms or regulations of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, § 1-1, of this Code. Each day that such sale shall continue without being duly registered shall be considered a separate violation.