Saturday, December 22, 2007
Dallas looking at cracking down on garage sales
You're not supposed to have more than two a year.
DALLAS Mayor Pro Tem Elba Garcia and Dallas' Code Compliance office are considering a change in the city's garage-sale ordinance that would require residents to register with the city before each sale.
You're allowed to have two garage sales every year, up to three days in a row. But Garcia says that some people have them all the time, and are selling new stuff, moving it into the category of "resale", not garage sale. They're also talking about increasing fines to up to $1,000 per violation. Code Compliance responds to at least 1,300 garage sale violations a year, although that can also be minor issues such as improperly placed signs.
- You're only supposed to have a sign in your own yard
- You can't have a garage sale if you live in an apartment
- The largest number of violations are near West Illinois Avenue and Loop 12 in Oak Cliff, and near Bachman Lake
- Clothes, especially children's, sell best
It goes without saying that the garage sales listed here at Pegasus News are all perfectly kosher. We do NOT encourage breaking the law.
Posted by T.G.