Garage Sales
Garage Sales

Licenses and Permits
Garage Sales Brochure
Garage Sales Brochure (Spanish Version)

The City of Shawnee does not issue or require a permit for garage sales.

Number of Sales
You may have two garage sales per calendar year at your residence.

You must confine your sale to your garage, house, driveway or yard. Do not cross into your neighbor's yard or public right-of-way.

Length of Sale
Most residents advertise their garage sale over a three day period. If you need more time for your sale, City ordinance allows for sales lasting five days.

Hours of Operation
You may conduct your garage sale between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Make sure that everything is cleaned up and removed from the driveway, yard or outside area to an inside location by 8:00 p.m. each day.

The City of Shawnee understands that signs are necessary for garage sales. They are permitted as long as they are taken down one day after the sale and follow the guidelines below:

Number of Signs
You may have one sign at the sight of the sale and two signs off the premises of the sale.

Size Limits
Your garage sale sign should not be more than three square feet in area and must not be illuminated.

Signs must be located at least 10 feet from the edge of the street pavement or behind any existing public sidewalks.

Prohibited Sign Locations

  • Utility poles - Do not put your sign on utility poles or street signs.
  • Park Ground - Do not put your signs on park ground.
  • Private Property - Do not place your sign on private property unless you have permission of the owner. If you do not have permission, either the owner or the City will remove and dispose of the sign.
  • Highway Rights-of-Way - Do not place your signs on highway rights-of-way.

If you place your signs in any of these areas, the Police Department, Public Works or the Parks and Recreation Department will confiscate and dispose of your sign. In addition, you could be subject to a $500 fine.

Persons convicted of violations of the Garage Sale Ordinance are subject to fines of up to $500. Each day a violation of the ordinance continues is considered a separate violation.