Section 16 - Yard Sales

Section 16.01 - Permits
Section 16.02 - Definitions
Section 16.03 - Requirements
Section 16.04 - Enforcement

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Section 16.01 Permits

16.01.01 Permit Required
No person, firm, corporation or other entity shall conduct a yard sale in the Town of Veazie without first obtaining a yard sale permit from the Code Enforcement Officer or designee. Permit Fee
There shall be no fee for the permit. Permit to be Posted
Yard sale permits issued under this ordinance shall be posted at the yard sale in a location which is easily visible from the street.

Section 16.02 Definitions

Words and terms not defined in this ordinance shall have the meanings given them in the Zoning Ordinance of the Town Veazie, or in the absence of definitions in said Ordinance, such words and terms shall have their customary dictionary definition.

Residential Premises - A building or structure having at least one dwelling unit and the lot of land associated therewith.

Yard Sale - The sale of goods from a residential premises, whether advertised in local media, by signs, or otherwise as a yard sale, barn sale, garage sale, household sale, moving sale, or other sale, whether accomplished by direct sale or auction; or the sale, at the seller's place of residence, of all or part of the household goods, whether accomplished by direct sale or auction; or sales conducted by civic groups, school groups, church groups, charitable or fraternal organizations and other non-profit organizations if such sale is held on the organization's premises or within the Town's commercial or industrial districts. The sale of new or used goods purchased or consigned specifically for yard sales is prohibited. This definition shall not include the sale of five or less items or sets of items.

Section 16.03 Requirements

No yard sale may be conducted for more than three (3) consecutive days.

No person, firm, corporation or other entity shall conduct more than two (2) yard sales from any residential premises or location in any one (1) calendar year.

In the event that a hardship situation develops which may cause cancellation of a sale, the Code Enforcement Officer may issue another permit upon application from the person conducting the sale, setting forth the reason for such cancellation. A fee as prescribed shall not be required in such cases.

All such sales from non-residential properties shall comply with the Land Use Ordinance of the Town of Veazie except yard sales conducted by civic groups, school groups, church groups, charitable or fraternal organizations and other nonprofit organizations which shall be governed by this ordinance.

Signs designating yard sales shall not exceed four (4) square feet and shall bear the name of the permittee. Signs must not obstruct traffic views and shall be removed immediately after the sale has ended.

Section 16.04 Enforcement

This ordinance shall be enforced by the Code Enforcement Officer and/or the Veazie Police Department. The Code Enforcement Officer and/or any police officer of the Town of Veazie are hereby authorized to institute any and all actions and proceedings in the name of the Town of Veazie, either legal or equitable, that may be appropriate or necessary to enforce the provisions of this ordinance.

Any person who violates any provision of this ordinance, or fails to comply with any of its requirements, shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not less than ten dollars ($10.00) or more than one hundred dollars ($100.00). Each day such violation continues shall constitute a separate offense. All civil penalties shall inure to the benefit of the Town of Veazie.