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Yes. Permits may be purchased at City Hall (2220 Magnolia Street) for $5.00. No garage or yard sale will be allowed until a permit is granted.
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Go to the City’s Utilities Department (2220 Magnolia Street) to apply. The cost is $5.00.
A garage/yard sale permit application will need the following information:
Yes. Please post prominently at the location of the sale.
You may only display a sign at the location of the sale and only on the dates and times stated on the permit.
You may receive a citation and be subject to a fine of up to $550.00.
Ceres Municipal Code 5.18.030(3): No more than two garage sales shall be conducted at any residential unit within the City during a 12-month period by the persons permitted to conduct such sales pursuant to this section. The 12-month period shall commence on the date of the first garage sale.
Ceres Municipal Code 5.18.060(B): The City shall issue no more than one permit to an individual in a four-month period.
In the late 1990's the City of Ceres passed an ordinance governing garage/yard sales for all properties in the City of Ceres. The ordinance requires the purchase of a permit for a garage/yard sale. This ordinance is found in Title 5, Chapter 30 of the City of Ceres Municipal Code. This ordinance was enacted in response to complaints about neighbors turning their yards into markets every weekend.