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 garge sale Before Having a Garage Sale, please read the following requirements set forth by Section 17.08.100 of the Municipal Code.
  • No person shall operate, conduct, manage, allow or permit a garage sale upon his or her  premises or other property under his or her control more often than twelve days a year.
  • Sale hours shall not be conducted beyond the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Sales must be supervised at all times, and are the legal responsibility of the resident of the premises.
  • Signs and the like advertising for a sale may be placed on the premises of the sale, plus other private property only with the permission of the owners.
  • Signs and/or directional devices may not be posted prior to 48 hours before the sale and must be removed no later than 24 hours after the last day of sale.
  • No signs or directional devices may be placed on public structures or land, including right-of-ways, unless established for sale advertisements by the City.  There is an approved garage sale sign pole located at the Public Library at the corner of 10th & "N" Avenue and also located at Storvik Park off of 32nd Street.
  • For specific safety reasons, sale signs and directional devices must not be attached to utility poles, public signs, or traffic control signs and devices.

In addition to possible personal liability for improper placed signs and/or directional devices, responsible parties could also be subject to citation by the City of Anacortes.

Your cooperation with these simple requirements should assure a minimum of disruption to those not directly involved with the your sale - Thank You!