Yard Sale Ordinance Passed

Yard sales, garage sales and flea markets (further referenced as “sales”) are a common occurance in nearly every community across America and, for the most part, are a very useful event for both the seller and those looking for great deals on various used items.  However, perpetual sales are a nuisance and are no longer permited within the City of Rising Sun.

All sales, whether on personal or business property, are now regulated per a recently passed ordinance by Rising Sun City Council.  The sale may not last for more than three days and no more than three sales per year can be held at any single location.  The city sponsored Rising Sun Community Yard Sales held in the spring and fall do not count toward an individual’s three yard sales.

The seller must apply for a permit at the City Clerk-Treasurer’s Office at least one week prior to the first day of the sale. Currently there is no fee for the permit.  The sale itself is restricted to the owner or occupant of the premisis where the sale is being held.  Merchandise not normally found at the household or business may not be sold.

Signs promoting sales are permitted on city property as well as any private property with the owner’s approval.  However, all signs must be removed within 24 hours of the end of the sale.

Violation of any of the above regulations could result in fines of $50 for the first offense and $100 for any additional offense within the same calendar year.