Garage Sale Season is Here; Know the Rules

Garage Sale Season is Here; Know the Rules


City of Delaware press release: 

DELAWARE – Garage and yard sale season is here and residents are reminded of the City’s regulations for such sales, as well as related sign rules.


They include:

  • No permit or fee is required to hold a sale.
  • No sale shall be conducted for more than three consecutive days.
  • No sale shall be conducted by the same person or persons, group, club or organization, or at the same location, more than three times in a 12-month period.
  • Maximum size of four (4) square feet per sign.
  • In no case shall signs be placed on public property including city parks, rights-of-way, street signs (including stop signs) or utility poles.
  • Signs may be displayed one day prior to the sale, and during the sale, but must be removed within 24 hours of the end of the sale.
  • Any signs placed in violation will be confiscated by the City of Delaware
  • Whoever violates any provision of this chapter is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.

For more information, phone the Planning and Community Development Department, 740-203-1600.


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