New rules on Yard Sales

March 30, 2007
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The Health Department is gearing up to enforce the new Yard Sale ordinance that was passed last summer and went into effect in January.
Residents are allowed three yard sales per year for three day apiece. Also, residents have to get a permit – which is free – from the city in order to have a yard sale. Also, city inspectors will be culling the neighborhoods to make sure that no one puts up Yard Sale signs on poles. Doing so will result in a $100 fine and a shut down of the sale. The same penalty applies to those who have a sale without a permit.
“A lot of people were doing merchandising in their yards like it was a flea market,” said Health Agent Nick Catinazzo. “A yard sale is supposed to be selling old stuff or things from the cellar. People are setting up businesses on their front lawn.”
There is also a push to rid the city of unsightly Yard Sale posters that seem to crop up on every telephone pole and street light in the city during the warmer months.
To get a permit, one must go to the Health Department and present proof of residency. Also, if renting, one must have a letter from the owner of the property.

  • An Irate Citizen

    I am a long-time Revere citizen, and proud of it. However, this ordinance on “yard sale signs” infuriates me. I understand that there are “certain people” who take advantage of this situation by making yard sales an “unsightly” business during the good weather, but lets not group all Revere citizens together. What I am saying here is there should be a “warning ticket” at best. I had a yard sale for the very first time im my thirty plus years of living and growing up in Revere last weekend (and a very tidy, organized one at that); had my permit hung up, and did not know about the $100.00 yard sale sign fine. Wouldn’t it be nice if the “employees of our fine city” let people know about this “severe” fine when applying for their yard sale permit!!! My strong recommendation to those of you who “cull” the neighborhoods for the “yard sale sign criminals” is to OPEN YOUR EYES to the filth that bestills us on a daily basis in peoples yards all year long. How about a nice, hefty fine for this offense? I, for one, live in a house that I take great pride in, but have renters and homeowners living around me that are complete pigs with filth and junk lying around their property all year long. Hopefully, our fine city employees are working on this “real” problem before Revere starts looking like a “third world country”…which, in my opinion isn’t too far off given what I see out there. How about “culling” the areas for the landlords/homeowners of these pigstys; taking pictures and fining them. I, for one would vote this ordinance into our city immediately. Shame on you City of Revere for ticketing a first time yard-saler; I am sure you know who the real culprits are.

    Oh yeah, another thing — how about “culling” and photographing the gang members, prostitutes and drug dealers that walk our streets 24/7, fining and getting rid of them?

    P.S. this ticket will be appealed, I hope to see whoever took the time to take the picture of my sign, and wrote this ticket at court.

  • An Irate Citizen

    I am a long-time Revere citizen, and proud of it. However, this ordinance on “yard sale signs” infuriates me. I understand that there are “certain people” who take advantage of this situation by making yard sales an “unsightly” business during the good weather, but lets not group all Revere citizens together. What I am saying here is there should be a “warning ticket” at best. I had a yard sale for the very first time im my thirty plus years of living and growing up in Revere last weekend (and a very tidy, organized one at that); had my permit hung up, and did not know about the $100.00 yard sale sign fine. Wouldn’t it be nice if the “employees of our fine city” let people know about this “severe” fine when applying for their yard sale permit!!! My strong recommendation to those of you who “cull” the neighborhoods for the “yard sale sign criminals” is to OPEN YOUR EYES to the filth that bestills us on a daily basis in peoples yards all year long. How about a nice, hefty fine for this offense? I, for one, live in a house that I take great pride in, but have renters and homeowners living around me that are complete pigs with filth and junk lying around their property all year long. Hopefully, our fine city employees are working on this “real” problem before Revere starts looking like a “third world country”…which, in my opinion isn’t too far off given what I see out there. How about “culling” the areas for the landlords/homeowners of these pigstys; taking pictures and fining them. I, for one would vote this ordinance into our city immediately. Shame on you City of Revere for ticketing a first time yard-saler; I am sure you know who the real culprits are.

    Oh yeah, another thing — how about “culling” and photographing the gang members, prostitutes and drug dealers that walk our streets 24/7, fining and getting rid of them?

    P.S. this ticket will be appealed, I hope to see whoever took the time to take the picture of my sign, and wrote this ticket at court.

  • jean kuropatkin

    WHAT IS THE PRICE OF A PERMIT FOR A YARD/GARAGE SALE AND WHERE IS THIS PURCHASED.

    my email is jkuropatkin@cpsd.us

  • jean kuropatkin

    WHAT IS THE PRICE OF A PERMIT FOR A YARD/GARAGE SALE AND WHERE IS THIS PURCHASED.

    my email is jkuropatkin@cpsd.us

  • jean kuropatkin

    what is the price of a permit for a yard/garage sale and where is this purchased also how far inadvanaged do you next for the permit. and do you need a permit for each yard/garage sale.

  • jean kuropatkin

    what is the price of a permit for a yard/garage sale and where is this purchased also how far inadvanaged do you next for the permit. and do you need a permit for each yard/garage sale.

  • Debi Stanley

    I was going to have a yard sale when we have a nice weekend. How do you apply ahead of time not knowing if it’s going to rain or not? This idea of the city dictating what homeowners can do in reguards to yard sales, rediculous. I’m sure in no time at all they’ll decide a ‘fee’ will be required. I’m 50 yrs old, it is truly SAD how much this city has changed in the past 10 yrs. No wonder most move away…

  • Debi Stanley

    I was going to have a yard sale when we have a nice weekend. How do you apply ahead of time not knowing if it’s going to rain or not? This idea of the city dictating what homeowners can do in reguards to yard sales, rediculous. I’m sure in no time at all they’ll decide a ‘fee’ will be required. I’m 50 yrs old, it is truly SAD how much this city has changed in the past 10 yrs. No wonder most move away…

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