FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I need a permit to hold
a yard sale?
Yes, you need
obtain a permit from the
Finance/Utilities Department in the Chowchilla Civic Center
located at 130 S. Second Street, Civic Center Plaza. The yard
sale is limited to the permit location only.
there a fee for this permit?
There is no
fee for a permit to conduct a yard sale for the first three (3)
sales per calendar year. A fee of $15.00 will be charged for
each additional yard sale in the calendar year (up to six total
maximum per year) as per City Ordinance #408-98. All fees are
payable at the time the permit application is filed. Fees paid
are not refundable.
long before my yard sale should I obtain a permit?
requested to be submitted at least 72 hours prior to the date of
the yard sale in order to allow review and processing time.
Is there a limit to the number
of yard sales I can have in one year?
Yes. The maximum number of yard sales
is six (6) per year.
many consecutive days can I hold a yard sale?
Each yard sale
is limited to a maximum of three (3) consecutive days.
there specific hours I can have a yard sale?
Sales held in
the front or side yards are limited to 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
All items must be removed from the yard no later than 8:00 p.m.
of each day of the sale.
types of items may I sell?
property may be sold. This may include clothing, equipment,
furniture, etc. No property is to be acquired or consigned for
the purpose of resale at your yard sale.
My non-profit organization
wants to hold a sale; do the same rules apply?
In the case of
churches, public schools, fraternal organizations and other
non-profit entities, six (6) sales per calendar year are
allowed. For charitable purposes, the sale may be conducted on
the premises or in building of said organization or other
buildings with the submission of written permission of the
property owner and approval by the City Administrator, with the
recommendation of the Community and Economic Development
Department. A sale may be held at a residence for the above
listed groups, which will then constitute the permitted sale.
Each sale is limited to no more than three (3) consecutive days.
What kind of signs can I put
up to advertise my yard sale?
Two (2) free
standing signs may be posted, subject to the written permission
of the property owner on which the sale will take place. Said
signs shall not exceed six (6) square feet in size. No signs are
permitted within the public right-of-way or affixed to utility
poles, street signs, or similar facilities used for public
Municipal Code 9.12.030. Notwithstanding the above, no
sign may be posted in any place other than the property where
yard sale is to be conducted.