Why did the City require permits?

Yard sales are being regulated because there are, at times, perpetual, prolonged and extended yard sales on residential premises; and these sales, if continued indefinitely, tend to become retail businesses in residential areas and zones.  The perpetual, prolonged and extended yard sales create noise, traffic congestion, unsightly signage, and other nuisance in residential areas.  These extended yard sales are not in keeping with the character of the residential areas.  The City Council did not wish to prohibit yard sales but identified the need to regulate yard sales. 



The rules and regulations are designed to protect the public health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the City of Sheridan.  Some of the highlights of the Ordinance are:

o   requires each sale to have a permit (at no cost to the resident);

o   requires the permit to be displayed;

o   limits the number of sales per residence/property to 4 times within a calendar year;

o   limits the sale to three consecutive days;

o   sets the hours the sale can be conducted to start no earlier than 8 am and end by 7 pm;

o   makes provisions for a moving sale;

o   requires that the unsold property be removed at the end of the yard sale;

o   requires sold property to be removed within 24 hours;

o   limits signs to two on the property and two off property directional signs;

o   puts a limit on the size of the signs; 

o   notes that signs cannot be placed in the rights-of-way and on telephone poles or traffic signs;

o   notes that signs on other private property must have written permission from the owner; and

o   notes that signs must be removed within 24 hours after the close of the sale. 




Application for Yard Sale Permit