Garage Sale Permits are Required in Niles

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A permit is required to conduct a garage sale and the fee for the permit is $7.00. Included in the fee is five yard sale signs, 18”x24” with yard stakes. Only village issued signs are permitted to advertise garage sales. Also included in this fee is your sale listed on the Village of Niles online map providing better access to every one looking for bargains.  Signs of any type are not permitted in the parkway. Permits shall be valid for one weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. No more than two permits per residence shall be issued within a 12 month period.
Garage sale permits and the Village of Niles issued signs can only be obtained at the Village of Niles, Community Development Department, 1000 Civic Center Drive, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Garage Sale Restrictions

Garage sale is defined as the sale of used clothing and used household goods, wares, and merchandise, owned by the occupier of the premises zoned and used for residential purposes.

Penalty for Violation

Any person who violates any of the provisions of this article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be subject to the penalties prescribed in Section 1-11 in the Village Ordinances.

Display of Permit Required

Garage sale permits must be prominently displayed on the residence or garage covered by the permit in such a manner that it is easily visible to persons passing by the premises.

Signs & Other Items Prohibited

One sign advertising of the sale may be displayed but shall be displayed only in the front yard of the premises and shall not exceed dimensions of two feet by two feet and elevated to a height no greater than three feet from the ground to the top of the sign. All other items of a type used to draw attention to the sale, including, but not limited to, banners, streamers and loudspeakers, are hereby prohibited.

Removal of Signs

The sign authorized under the provisions of this article shall be removed no later than three hours after the conclusion of the sale, and in no event later than 9 p.m. on the Sunday the permit expires.

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