City of Marshfield, MO
Webster County
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Section 620.010 Definition.

[R.O. 2014 §620.010; Ord. No. 297 §1, 10-14-1975]
As used in this Chapter, the terms "garage", "yard", "porch sales" and "inside sales" are hereby declared to have their usual and ordinary meaning and include all sales in residential areas conducted on private property by persons not holding a valid merchants license issued by the City of Marshfield.

Section 620.020 Permit Required.

[R.O. 2014 §620.020; Ord. No. 297 §2, 10-14-1975; Ord. No. 1426 §1, 3-25-2010; Ord. No. 1707 §1, 6-9-2016]
A. 
No person shall advertise, conduct, carry on or permit any garage, patio, yard, porch sale, inside sales or other similar sale, upon the grounds of or within any dwelling within the City limits of the City of Marshfield, without first obtaining a permit from the City Clerk and/or their representatives of the City of Marshfield allowing such sale. In order to obtain such a permit the applicant must provide in writing the name of the person or persons holding or conducting such sale, the location of the sale, the date or dates such sale is to be held, the hours that such sale is to be held and a general description of the articles to be offered for sale. This Section shall not apply to any person conducting any such sale at the location of a business holding a valid and current merchants license issued by the City of Marshfield.
B. 
No permit is required on the designated Citywide garage sales days, which is the first Saturday of the month, between April and October.

Section 620.030 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor's Note — Ord. no. 1426 §1, adopted March 25, 2010, repealed section 620.030 "charge for permit" in its entirety. Former section 620.030 derived from ord. no. 297 §3, 10-14-75.

Section 620.040 Limit On Number of Sales.

[R.O. 2014 §620.040; Ord. No. 297 §4, 10-14-1975; Ord. No. 1707 §1, 6-9-2016]
It shall be unlawful for any person to advertise, conduct, carry on or permit more than two (2) sales of the type required to have a permit under the terms of this Chapter within a calendar year, nor shall such a sale be held or be scheduled for more than three (3) calendar days in any such calendar year. As used herein the term "person" shall also include all members of the immediate family and all residents of the household of the person obtaining the permit required. The Citywide garage sales on the first Saturday of the month, between April and October, do not count towards the two (2) sales allowed.

Section 620.045 Hours of Operation.

[Ord. No. 1707 §1, 6-9-2016]
Hours of operation for garage, yard, porch and inside sales shall not be limited except Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., during the months that public schools are in session.

Section 620.050 Articles To Be Sold.

[R.O. 2014 §620.050; Ord. No. 297 §5, 10-14-1975]
No person shall advertise, sell or offer for sale at any sale required to have a permit under the provisions of this Chapter, any articles of personal property except such as have normally accumulated in ordinary dwelling usage.

Section 620.060 Advertisement of Sale.

[R.O. 2014 §620.060; Ord. No. 297 §6, 10-14-1975; Ord. No. 1426 §1, 3-25-2010; Ord. No. 1707 §1, 6-9-2016]
It shall be unlawful for any person to advertise any sale of the type required to be registered and permit obtained under the terms of this Chapter by any sign exceeding the size of three (3) feet by two (2) feet. All signs shall show the permit number. All signs shall be self-supporting; not attached to any stop sign, utility or light poles, guy wires, parking signs or any property owned by the utility company, City or State. Permission shall be obtained from property owner where sign is located. No advertising signs shall be placed upon any property within the said City without obtaining the express permission of the owner of said property; no signs advertising said sales shall be posted more than twenty-four (24) hours prior to the start of said sale and all said signs shall be removed within eight (8) hours from the time said sale is registered to end; all advertising signs for sales shall show on the face thereof the name of the person or persons conducting the said sale and the address where the sale is to be conducted. No signs are allowed during Citywide garage sales, except on the property of the sale.

Section 620.070 Permit Shall Be Available For Inspection.

[R.O. 2014 §620.070; Ord. No. 297 §7, 10-14-1975]
Each person holding a permit to conduct a sale shall keep said permit at the location of said sale and shall produce said permit for inspection by any Police Officer of the City of Marshfield or any other City official.