The Town of Barnstable welcomes Yard Sales on residential properties within the community and with a permit issued by the Town Manager’s Office at least 3 days in advance.
Each permitted Yard Sale is $5.00 and may be held for up to two (2) consecutive days, but no more than two (2) Yard Sales can be held within one (1) calendar year and within a period of three (3) consecutive months for each residential property.
Yard Sale Permits may also be applied for and paid through mail. Click Here for mail in application.
For any questions regarding this permit, please contact our office and we will be happy to assist!
TOWN BYLAWS ARTICLE XXX --- GARAGE AND/OR BARN SALES
SECTION 1: Such sales are defined as the sale, or offering for sale, of ten (10) or more personal items at any one residential premises at any one time, excluding such sales as may be conducted by a bona fide charitable organization, religious or fraternal society or other tax exempt organization.
SECTION 2: Unless specific written authorization is given by the Town Manager, not more than two (2) such sales shall be held or any one (1) such sale in any period of three (3) consecutive months, and any such sale shall not continue for more than two (2) consecutive days.
SECTION 3: As a condition precedent to any such sale, written permission for the holding of such sale, must be secured from the Town Manager at least three (3) days prior thereto.
SECTION 4: Any person violating any of the provisions of this ARTICLE shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $50.00 for each offense. Each day that a violation hereof exists shall be deemed a separate offense.