Regulations for having a FREE garage sale:

Only the requirements for permits and fees have been waived. All other regulations for approved garage sales must still be met.

  • No sale shall be conducted before 9:00 a.m. or after 7:00 p.m.
  • No outside display of merchandise to be sold will be permitted on any street, sidewalk, or any area between the street and sidewalk, and any such display of merchandise to be sold shall be located at least three feet back from the sidewalk.
  • Sale is for owner or occupant only and no merchandise shall be brought in to supplement the sale.
  • Signs shall not occupy any part of the right-of-way and shall not be posted on any utility pole or similar fixture anywhere within the City of Oak Park
  • Garage sale permit

FREE GARAGE SALES ARE ONLY THESE DATES:

May 15 - 18
June 19 - 22
July 17 - 20
August 14 - 17
September 18 - 21

Regulations for having a garage sale:

The City of Oak Park regulates Garage Sales through the City Code and the City Zoning Ordinance. The following information is a summary of the regulatory provisions that apply to Garage Sales.

Definition

The term "Garage Sale" also includes terms such as "home sale", "basement sale", "attic sale" and any other type of so-called residential sale of tangible personal property, such as, but not limited to, clothing, household effects, tools, garden implements, toys, recreation equipment or other used or secondhand items customarily found in and about the home and advertised to the public.

Operation

  • The homeowner or occupant must receive a permit from the City Clerk before conducting the Garage Sale.
  • Garage Sales are limited to five consecutive days of operation.
  • Each household can have two garage sales in a calendar year.
  • In the event of bad weather, the resident may cancel the sale and reschedule at a later date by contacting the City Clerk's office.
  • Garage Sales can be operated from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day.
  • No person, firm, corporation or other organization other than the homeowner or occupant shall conduct a garage sale.
  • No merchandise of any nature shall be brought in from any other source to be sold at a residential Garage Sale.
  • Garage Sale merchandise cannot be placed on any street, sidewalk or any area between the street and sidewalk, and all Garage Sale merchandise must be at least three feet back from the sidewalk.

Garage Sale Signs

  • The homeowner or occupant can place up to two Garage Sale signs on the property of the Garage Sale location only. Signs cannot be placed in the public right-of-way, posted on any utility pole or similar fixture anywhere within the City of Oak Park, or on the property of others.
  • Garage Sale signs cannot exceed six square feet in size per sign or be more than four feet in height.
  • Garage Sale signs are limited to 12 days in any calendar year per sale location.

The above regulations do not apply to the householder who, during the normal course of housekeeping, advertises or otherwise offers for sale individual pieces of furniture or an appliance of value being replaced or no longer needed.

Ordinance references relating to Garage Sales

Code of Ordinances

Chapter 22. Article IX Garage sale regulations (Section 22-375)

In zoning districts where permitted, a homeowner or occupant may conduct a garage sale in accordance with the following subsections:

(1) Garage sale, for purposes of this article, shall include such terms as "home sale," "basement sale," "attic sale" or other type of so-called residential sale of used tangible personal property, such as, but not limited to, clothing, household effects, tools, garden implements, toys, recreation equipment or other used or secondhand items customarily found in and about the home and advertised in a manner whereby the public adage is, or can be, aware of such a sale.

(2) A homeowner or occupant shall first obtain a permit from the city clerk before conducting any garage sale. The fee for such permit shall be established by resolution of the city council.

(3) Each garage sale shall be limited to five consecutive days of operation and no more than two such sales may be conducted by any household or member thereof per calendar year. In the event of inclement weather, the resident may cancel the sale and reschedule at a later date by contacting the city clerk's office. No sale shall be conducted before 9:00 a.m. or after 7:00 p.m. each day.

(4) No person, firm, corporation or other organization other than the homeowner or occupant shall conduct a garage sale and no merchandise of any nature shall be brought in from any other source to supplement such sale.

(5) No outside display of merchandise to be sold will be permitted on any street, sidewalk or any area between the street and sidewalk, and any such display of merchandise to be sold shall be located at least three feet back from the sidewalk.

(6) This article shall not apply to the householder who, during the normal course of housekeeping, advertises or otherwise offers for sale individual pieces of furniture or an appliance of value being replaced or no longer needed.

(Ord. No. 0-96-359, § 1, 12-2-96; Ord. No. 0-01-443, § 1,5-21-01)

Appendix A Zoning Ordinance

Article IV R-l One Family Dwelling District. Permitted Accessory Uses (Section 401, B, 3)
Garage sales. The homeowner or occupant may conduct a garage sale in accord with requirements set forth in the city code.

Article XVIII Signs (Section 1807, J)
Signs for garage sales, yard sales, basement sales, rummage sales, moving sales, estate sales or other similar sales, when conducted at a residence: may be erected on private property only; and limited to two signs per sale location; may not exceed six square feet or four feet in height per . sign; may not be erected for more than 12 days in any calendar year per sale location; shall not occupy a public right-of-way; and shall not be posted on any utility pole or similar fixture anywhere within the City of Oak Park.


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City Clerk
Ed Norris


Stephanie Sumner
Deputy City Clerk and
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Oak Park, MI 48237

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