Register for a Rummage Sale


(a) Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
(1) Personal Property—Property which is owned, utilized and maintained and acquired in the normal course of living in or maintaining a residence. It does not include merchandise which was purchased for resale or obtained on consignment.
(2) Rummage Sale—Includes all general sales, open to the public, conducted from or on a residential premises, including but not limited to all sales titled “rummage,” “lawn,” “yard,” “estate,” “porch,” “room,” “backyard,” “patio” or “garage” sale.

(b) Property Permitted to be Sold. It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or offer for sale at a rummage sale property other than personal property. This provision shall not apply to institutional entities such as churches, synagogues, and educational institutions.

(c) Permit. A person offering property for sale at a rummage sale, and conducting such sale at or upon a residential property, shall first procure a permit from the City of Glendale, and shall conduct such sale subject to subsections (d), (e), (f), and (g) as hereinafter set forth.

(d) Hours and Place of Operation. Rummage sales shall be conducted only between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. No more than three rummage sales in one calendar year may be conducted from any premises. Each sale may last no longer than three consecutive days and must be conducted on the seller’s property.

(e) Signs. Signs for “Rummage Sale,” “Garage Sale” or similar signs shall comply with 15.6.9(a) of the Glendale Code of Ordinances pertaining to signs. There shall not be more than one such sign per lot, except that on a corner lot two signs are allowed, one facing each street. A sign shall not exceed 12 square feet in area and shall be located not less than eight feet from the nearest lot line. Said signs may be placed only upon the property of the residence where the sale is being held or upon other residential property with permission of the owner or other person in charge of such, at the time of sale. No signs shall be placed within the area of any public lands or right-of-way. Any sign must contain the following information: (1) The name and address of the person holding the rummage sale. (2) The dates of the sale. (3) The location of the sale.

(f) Removal of Signs. All signs, no matter where placed, must be removed within 24 hours of the close of the rummage sale.

(g) Penalty. Any person who violates or fails to comply with any provision of this section shall be subject to the provisions of Section 1.1.7 of the Glendale Code.