City of Fenton, MO
St. Louis County
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Section 250.010 Definitions.

[R.O. 2006 §280.010; Ord. No. 948 §1, 10-20-1986]
As used in this Chapter, the following definitions shall apply:
DRIVEWAY
An area surfaced with asphaltic, concrete or Portland cement concrete connecting a carport or private garage with a street or alley.
FRONT YARD
A yard, excluding a driveway, extending across the front of a lot between the side yard lines and being the minimum horizontal distance between the street lines and the main building or any projection thereof other than steps, unenclosed balconies or unenclosed porches.
SIDE YARD
A yard, excluding a driveway, between the main building and the side line of the lot and extending from the front lot line to the rear lot line.

Section 250.020 Sales in Residential Areas Restricted.

[R.O. 2006 §280.020; Ord. No. 948 §1, 10-20-1986; Ord. No. 2638 §1, 3-15-2004]
A. 
It shall be unlawful to conduct any sale in the front yard or side yard of any property zoned for or occupied as a residence. In addition, any other lawful sale shall be subject to the following rules and regulations:
1. 
No personal property of any type belonging to anyone not living in the residence, or which the person living in such residence has not owned for at least six (6) months, shall be brought upon the premises for the purpose of being sold.
2. 
The property owner may install on the residential lot on which such sale is to be held one (1) sign not larger than two (2) feet by three (3) feet advertising such sale. Not more than four (4) other such signs may be placed in lawful places. The signs shall be erected not sooner than one (1) day prior to the date of the sale and shall be removed at the end of the last day upon which the sale is held. Each sign shall contain the property address of the yard sale.
3. 
Not more than six (6) such sales per annum shall be held at the premises if occupied by the same family or any member of such family.
4. 
Any sale conducted pursuant to this Chapter shall be confined to the period between 7:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. of any day and shall not extend in excess of two (2) days.
5. 
Any sale conducted pursuant to this Chapter shall require a permit issued by the City Clerk stating the person conducting the sale, the address at which the sale is to be conducted and the dates of the sale. The City Clerk shall not require a fee for the issuance of the permit, but shall determine if the sale is authorized under this Chapter.

Section 250.030 Display and Sale of Motor Vehicles Owned By Occupants.

[R.O. 2006 §280.040; Ord. No. 1174 §1, 12-19-1988]
A. 
Nothing in this Chapter shall be construed to apply to the display for sale of a motor vehicle, as defined in Section 300.010 of the Traffic Code. The display for sale of a motor vehicle within areas residentially zoned or areas used residentially is limited to the following conditions:
1. 
A motor vehicle displayed for sale must be titled and owned by a resident of the household from which it is displayed for sale.
2. 
Vehicular sales can only be conducted with the properly approved vehicle sales permit. This permit can be obtained by applying at the office of the City Clerk, Fenton City Hall, weekdays between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M.
The applicant shall be required to show proof of ownership and title status of the vehicle.
The City Clerk shall not require a fee for the issuance of the permit, but shall determine if the sale is authorized under this Chapter.
3. 
A vehicle sales permit shall be displayed in either the window of the vehicle or in the front window of the residence visible from the street.
4. 
Each vehicle sales permit issued will expire sixty (60) days from the date of issuance.
5. 
Vehicle sales permits shall be limited to two (2) per household per year.
6. 
Vehicles displayed for sale may use a "for sale" sign if such sign is not larger than twelve (12) inches by twelve (12) inches in size.
7. 
A vehicle displayed for sale must be parked on the driveway of the residence of the owner of the vehicle.