[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Bridgeton 12-5-2006 by Ord. No. 06-18. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also superseded former Ch. 176, Garage Sales, adopted 12-1-1981 by Ord. No. 81-11.
The following words or phrases shall have the following meanings when used in this chapter.
- GARAGE/YARD SALES
- Occasional sales by a householder of personal property accumulated in the normal use of a dwelling as a residence and no longer needed by the occupants, such as used crockery, kitchenware, dishes, toys, furniture, costume jewelry, used clothing, used appliances, rugs, drapes, and the like, offered for sale in the dwelling, appurtenant garage or other outbuilding on the property or appurtenant yards.
Sales are prohibited unless licensed under a permit issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter and conducted in compliance with this chapter. Sales of personal property not permitted by this chapter must conform to the requirements of Chapter 370, Land Use.
The fee for a license under the preceding section shall be $5 for each scheduled garage sale or yard sale.
No person or entity shall conduct more than three garage sales or yard sales in any one calendar year.
No garage/yard sale shall be conducted except in the following circumstances:
The merchandise offered at the sale shall be only merchandise acquired for normal use by the householder or other persons occupying the dwelling on the premises where the sale is held.
No more than three garage sales shall be permitted on the same premises in any twelve-month period, and no such sale shall continue longer than two days.
All sales shall comply with the following provisions:
Application for a license to hold such sale shall be made, in writing, to the Zoning Officer at least one business day before the date the sale is to be held. The application form shall show:
The name and address of the applicant.
The place, date and time when the sale is to be held.
The name, address and phone number of the person who assumes responsibility for compliance with the provisions of this chapter, which person shall also sign the application.
The name of the auctioneer, if an auction sale.
The nature of the sale and the merchandise to be sold.
Whether or not any signs pertaining to the sale are to be posted and, if so, where. The application shall be accompanied by the written permission of the utility or person on whose property such sign is to be posted.
The date the last sale was conducted on such property.
For the purpose of administering the provisions of this chapter, there is imposed and the applicant shall pay at the time of filing the application the sum of $5 for each sale.
No sales of any kind shall be held before 7:00 a.m. or after 6:00 p.m. on any day.
No merchandise offered for sale shall be displayed more than one day before the commencement of the sale or allowed to remain more than 24 hours after the termination of the sale.
No signs pertaining to the sale, directional or otherwise, shall be posted on any utility pole, tree or property without the written consent of the utility or owner of such tree or property. No nails shall be driven into trees, and no sign shall be any larger than three feet by two feet. No sign shall be posted more than 48 hours before the sale, and all signs must be removed within 24 hours after the conclusion of the sale.
Sales shall be conducted wholly within the confines of the property and in such a manner so as to cause no obstruction or encroachment on neighboring property or public sidewalks, streets or other public ways.
The person responsible for the conduct of the sale shall be responsible to see that no disorder occurs, that there is no littering of adjoining property or public ways, that there is no trespassing on adjoining property and that these regulations are adhered to.
No device or amplifying sound, music or other sound device shall be allowed, and any necessary sound shall be kept sufficiently low so as not to be audible within 50 feet of the property where the sale is held.
Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of this chapter shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $ 500.