[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Pawtucket: Art. I, approved 4-10-1975 as Ch. No. 1500; Art. II, approved 7-8-1982 as Ch. No. 1809. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Garage and Yard Sales
Article II Flea Market Vendors
[Approved 4-10-1975 as Ch. No. 1500]
A garage or yard sale may be held within the boundaries of the City of Pawtucket two (2) times per year.
A "garage or yard sale" shall be any sale held on the premises of a home or land abutting thereto within said boundaries of the City of Pawtucket.
No license is required.
Any violation of this Article shall result in the following fines:
[Added 10-8-1991 by Ch. No. 2223]
All signs for garage and yard sales held within the City of Pawtucket shall be removed within forty-eight (48) hours of the completion of said garage or yard sales.
 Penalties for failure to comply. Failure to remove all signs from yard sales within forty-eight (48) hours:
First offense: twenty-five dollars ($25.) per sign, per day.
Second offense: fifty dollars ($50.) per sign, per day.
[Approved 7-8-1982 as Ch. No. 1809]
As used in this Article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- FLEA MARKET VENDOR
- Includes any person, firm or corporation who owns or controls the premises for the purpose of or engages in conducting the activity of buying, selling, auctioning or exchanging on a regular basis any tangible articles whether new or used.
No flea market vendor (as defined in § 329-6 above) shall engage in any flea market operation within the boundaries of the City of Pawtucket without first obtaining a license approved by the City Council and issued from the Office of City Clerk of the City of Pawtucket.
[Amended 2-24-1983 by Ch. No. 1830]
Upon application for a flea market vendor license, notice of said application shall be given, by mail, to all owners of property whose property shall, in whole or in part, fall within two hundred (200) feet of the property line of the place of business seeking said application. The manner and method of such notification shall be done in accordance with the rules and regulations as provided by the Office of the City Clerk. All costs of such notification shall be borne by the applicant.
The City Council, before granting a license under this Article, shall hold a public hearing, notice of which shall be given by advertisement published once a week for at least two (2) weeks prior to the meeting of the City Council where said license shall be considered. Said advertisement shall be published in a local newspaper, published in the city where the applicant proposes to operate. Said notice shall be given by the Office of the City Clerk and the cost thereof shall be borne by the applicant. Said notice shall state that remonstrants are entitled to be heard before the granting of said license and shall name the time and place of such hearing.
The fee for each flea market vendor license shall be the sum of one hundred dollars ($100.) which must be paid to the City Clerk at the time of application.
All licenses issued under this Article shall be for the term of one (1) year, renewed annually on August 1, and shall specify the assessor's lot and plat upon which such flea market is to be conducted.