City puts limits on yard sales

City puts limits on yard sales

There are 65 comments on the Lowell Sun story from May 5, 2010, titled City puts limits on yard sales. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

Planning on having a yard sale? Better get a permit. The City Council unanimously approved an amendment to the city's ordinances in response to complaints about ongoing "permanent" yard sales that have cropped up around the city.

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“I can be a stinker”

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#62 May 25, 2010
cant take much more wrote:
The city goes up on my taxes, makes me pay allied waste for removal of bulk items, the city for extra trash and now they are telling me i can't sell something in my own yard without paying for a permit because some people are selling things out of trucks? Do I have to pull a permit to sell my car that's in my driveway too. get real. All your fee's are killing me.
Who's going to police this issue,anyhow? Are the police going to swarm neighborhoods on the weekends looking for yard sale permits? Ridiculous, seriously.
What kind of car are you selling?

Billerica, MA

#63 Jun 23, 2012
So your saying I would have to get a permit to have a small yard sale with books,dvds,cds,and vhr tape.To make a little money I need to pay for a permit.That really sucks big time.
equal opportunity

Amherst, MA

#64 Jun 24, 2012
If you're going to have a yard sale, please consider offering free high-grade marijuana to the would be shoppers. At least, the seller would be supporting agriculture and maybe we could have an excuse to visit yard sales - something I virtually never do.

Salem, MA

#65 Jul 20, 2014
Once a year or once in a while, thats fine. But its been 2 months of this crap of yard sale going on, on Bridge st main road. Causing traffic and blocking side walk with their junk and open gates. Can someone do something about this? This is getting rediculous. I have seen furniture that are dirty left there. Shouldnt they have a limit to do these things. Its bad enough that the street is dirty with out their junk. Every day I pass by its there from morning until 5:00.Lets keep our streets clean.

United States

#66 Jul 20, 2014
Hang all the junk and antique parlor owners. That should work.

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