A garage sale permit is available at 1339 Main St., 1st Floor, Business License Division. For additional information, please call 803-545-3345.
Sec. 11-311. Definition. For purposes of this division, a garage sale is defined to mean the sale of any new or used personal property, which sale is conducted on or about the premises of a private residence or in any zoning area that permits single-family residential use, by any resident or residents of a neighborhood, one of whom must be the occupant of the premises, and which sale is open to the public.
Sec. 11-312. Permit. It shall be unlawful for anyone to conduct a garage sale in the area described in section 11-311 without first obtaining a permit from the license inspector of the city for each sale, and such permit shall be posted at the site of the sale. The cost of each permit is to be $5.50. The maximum period of each permit is two consecutive days, not to include Sunday. The maximum number of permits allowed per year is two for any one family unit, location, lot or premises. All participants in any joint sale must be named on the permit.
Sec. 11-313. Parking requirements.
Parking shall be provided for all persons attending a garage sale in a manner that would not affect the free flow of traffic on a public street near the garage sale.
Sec. 11-314. Reselling merchandise.
No new or used merchandise shall be purchased or brought for resale onto the premises for a sale permitted under this division.
Sec. 11-315. Signs.
Only one non-illuminated sign, not to exceed two square feet, may be posted advertising a garage sale, and such sign may only be placed on the property where the sale is being conducted under this division.
Sec. 11-316. Hours; sales on Sunday.
A garage sale shall be limited to the hours between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. No Sunday sales will be allowed under this division.
Sec. 11-317. Use of public address systems.
The use of a public address system is prohibited at garage sales.
Sec. 11-318. Alcoholic beverages.
Alcoholic beverages of any type shall not be served or given on or near the premises where a garage sale is held.
Sec. 11-319. Display of goods.
Goods for sale at a garage sale shall not be displayed on public property, neither shall such goods be displayed on private property in a manner which will materially impede visibility of pedestrian or vehicular traffic on or off the premises.
Sec. 11-320. Inspections.
For the purpose of enforcing the provisions of this division, the city and its proper nominees, representatives, and employees shall have the right of entry to any premises showing evidence of a garage sale and may close the premises from such a sale where any provisions of this division are being violated.
Sec. 11-321. Penalty.
Violation of this division or failure to comply with any of its provisions shall be a misdemeanor, punishable, upon conviction, in accordance with section 1-5. Each day such violation continues shall be considered a separate offense.