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Yes, you need to obtain a Yard Sale Permit Application (PDF) from the:
Finance/Utilities DepartmentChowchilla Civic Center130 S Second StreetCivic Center PlazaChowchilla, CA 93610
The yard sale is limited to the permit location only.
There is no fee for a permit to conduct a yard sale for the first three sales per calendar year. A fee of $15 will be charged for each additional yard sale in the calendar year (up to six total maximum per year) as per City Ordinance Number 408-98. All fees are payable at the time the permit application is filed. Fees paid are not refundable.
Permits are requested to be submitted at least 72 hours prior to the date of the yard sale in order to allow review and processing time.
Yes. The maximum number of yard sales is six per year.
Each yard sale is limited to a maximum of three consecutive days.
Sales held in the front or side yards are limited to 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. All items must be removed from the yard no later than 8 p.m. of each day of the sale.
Only personal property may be sold. This may include clothing, equipment, furniture, etc. No property is to be acquired or consigned for the purpose of resale at your yard sale.
In the case of churches, public schools, fraternal organizations and other non-profit entities, six sales per calendar year are allowed. For charitable purposes, the sale may be conducted on the premises or in building of said organization or other buildings with the submission of written permission of the property owner and approval by the City Administrator, with the recommendation of the Community and Economic Development Department. A sale may be held at a residence for the above listed groups, which will then constitute the permitted sale. Each sale is limited to no more than three consecutive days.
Two free standing signs may be posted, subject to the written permission of the property owner on which the sale will take place. Said signs shall not exceed six square feet in size. No signs are permitted within the public right-of-way or affixed to utility poles, street signs, or similar facilities used for public purposes as per Chowchilla Municipal Code 9.12.030. Notwithstanding the above, no sign may be posted in any place other than the property where yard sale is to be conducted.