Yard Sales Permits

Yard Sale Guidelines

1 Day Advance notice required for permit issuance on single family sales.
5 Day advance notice for permit issuance involving multi-family (3 or more)

Yard Sale Application click here


Definition: The term "Yard Sale" shall mean any display of merchandise for the purpose of exchanging it for legal tender or barter at a location not otherwise regularly used or specifically designated for the sale or exchange of merchandise. Events commonly know as "garage sales", "tailgate sales", "flea markets", "house sales", "moving sales". etc., shall be defines as yard sales. 

Licenses: No person or organization shall operate a yard sales within the Village of Swansea without  first obtaining a license.


  • No yard sale shall be conducted for a period greater than three successive calendar days.
  • Yard sales shall be conducted only from 7:00am to 5:00pm on the day of the sales.
  • Yard sales shall be held no more than three times within the same calendar year at the same location.
  • Yard sales shall be held no sooner than thirty(30) days subsequent to the close of a previous yard sale at the same location.
  • It shall be unlawful for anyone to conduct a retail selling business pursuant to a yard sale license, or to engage in any sales other than those of junk, second hand, antique or other used or discarded items of property.
  • No booths or Concession stands shall be placed in the roadway.
  • Yard sale signs shall not exceed four(4) square feet, shall not be erected more than five(5) days prior to the scheduled sale and shall be removed immediately following the event.
  • No signs or advertising shall be posted on utility poles or Village owned poles (i.e., stop signs, speed restriction signs, no parking signs, street signs, etc.)
  • Signs must contain the name and address of the license holder along with the license holders signature.

Penalty: Any one found guilty of violating any of the provisions of the Yard Sale Ordinance shall be fined not less than $50.00 nor more than $500.00.