Garage Sales

Residents may hold two garage sales in addition to participating in the village-wide garage sale in any one calendar year. A permit is required and available at the Village Office for $3.00. Signs must be placed on private property. 
 
35.12 GARAGE SALES
 

Garage sale: A sale of used household effects and personal property, appliances, clothing, china, glassware, tools, toys, garden implements, recreation equipment and other such items by a person from a person's residence by means of display of such items in the yard, garage, patio, parking area or other like place in, around or near such residence. "Garage sale" also means an estate sale and/or auction conducted at or around a residence or in a residential subdivision. "Garage sale" shall not mean the sale of a single automobile by means of a "For Sale" sign in the window of such vehicle parked at or near the residence. {Ord. 340; 7-12-12}

(a) Purpose and Intent.
It is the intent of this section to regulate, control and limit the holding of garage sales, as they may become nuisances and safety hazards if not so regulated, and so that residential areas do not become commercialized through a proliferation of garage sales and similar commercial activities.

(b) Restriction, Number and Duration
1. There shall be no more than two (2) garage sales at any residence within any one (1) calendar year, not including any village wide garage sales.
2. No garage sale may last more than three consecutive days.
3. Garage sales shall only be conducted between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
4. Permit Required – A homeowner or occupant shall first obtain a permit from the Village Clerk before conducting any garage sale. There shall be a nominal fee as stated in the Village Schedule of Fees for the issuance of the permit.

(c) Sales Limitations
1. No wholesale sales shall be made at any garage sale.
2. No salesman shall be permitted to sell and no free samples or similar items shall be sold at any garage sale.
3. Garage sales shall be limited to sales of items which have actually been used during the normal course of residential living at the residence at which the sale is to occur and items shall not be transported to such residence.

(d) Garage Sale Not To Create Nuisance
1. No garage sale shall be situated so as to obstruct traffic, nor shall any garage sale patrons park their vehicles so as to obstruct traffic.
2. No signs advertising a garage sale regulated by this chapter shall be placed on public property, utility poles or on private property without the express consent of the owner. Within twenty-four (24) hours after the conclusion of a garage sale all signs shall be removed.

(e) Exemptions.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to sales and/or charity bazaars held by churches or other houses of worship, schools and/or service organizations that are located in residential zoning districts provided that the sales and/or charity bazaars are held by the church or other house of worship, school or service organization, on their own property and provided that said sales and/or charity bazaars comply with all other requirements of the Village of Beverly Hills Village Code, including, but not limited to, the Village of Beverly Hills Zoning Ordinance.

(f) Penalty.
Any person, persons or entity violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be responsible for a municipal civil infraction.