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Planning a Garage Sale this Spring?

Post Date:01/24/2019

Planning a Garage Sale this Spring?

As the spring season arrives, many Cypress residents will be getting ready for their annual spring cleaning. No doubt that you will find many items that may be sold in a garage sale during your spring cleaning. Did you know that the City of Cypress requires residents to obtain a permit for garage sales? If you are planning to hold a garage sale this year, please read the following rules and guidelines for City permits.

Whether a garage sale is for a single individual, or an entire tract, a garage sale permit must be issued and posted onsite. You may obtain permits for others involved in a neighborhood garage sale event, however you must submit a signed note from the other participants authorizing you to obtain the permit on their behalf. Also, please note that residents are limited to no more than two garage sales per calendar year.

During your garage sale, make sure that:

  • Items are not placed or displayed in the public right-of-way (which includes the street, sidewalk, parkway and driveway apron).
  • All items sold are the personal property of the residents hosting the garage sale. The items offered for sale may only be of a household nature, and may not have been acquired elsewhere for resale.
  • Garage sale signs are not posted on telephone poles, streetlights, traffic signs or any other structures within the public right-of-way. Garage sale signs may be posted off-site, with the property owners consent, no more than one day before the sale, and must be removed not more than one day following the end of the sale.
  • The sale does not exceed three consecutive days.
  • For more information or to apply for a garage sale permit, please contact the Community Development Department at 714-229-6720.

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