City of Camdenton, MO
Camden County
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Editor's Note — Ord. no. 2407-11 §1, adopted June 7, 2011, repealed ch. 625 and enacted new provisions set out herein. Former ch. 625 derived from CC 1984 §42.500; ord. no. 888-82 §§1 — 4, 10-5-1982.

Section 625.010 Purpose of Chapter.

[Ord. No. 2407-11 §1, 6-7-2011]
The purpose of this Chapter is to allow for the reasonable disposal of surplus personal property while protecting the character of residential areas, providing for safe traffic flows, protecting businesses from unfair competition and maintaining the safeguards within the current Business License Code.

Section 625.020 Definitions.

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As used in this Chapter, the following words and terms shall have the following meanings:
GARAGE SALE
All general sales, open to the public, for the purpose of disposing of personal property including, but not limited to, all sales entitled "garage", "lawn", "yard", "attic", "porch", room", "back yard", "patio", "flea market", or "rummage" sale. This definition shall not include a situation where no more than five (5) specific items are held out for sale and all advertisement of such sale specifically names those items to be sold.
PERSONAL PROPERTY
Property that is owned, utilized and maintained by an individual or members of his/her residence and acquired in the normal course of living in or maintaining a residence. It does not include merchandise which was purchased for resale or obtained on consignment.
RESIDENTIAL ZONES
All zones within the City of Camdenton Code of Ordinances which are used primarily for residential, non-commercial purposes, i.e., "R-1", "R-2", "R-3", "R-3TH", "RP" and other zones which may be enacted of similar nature.
RESIDENTS
Those individuals meeting qualifications as a registered voter whether registered or not registered.

Section 625.030 Permit and Restrictions.

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A. 
Any garage sale shall be operated only with a valid permit issued by the City of Camdenton. Application for a permit may be made only during working hours for the City of Camdenton at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the start of any proposed sale. Any permit issued shall specify a specific time and duration which shall be no more than forty-eight (48) consecutive hours. Garage sales may only operate between sunrise and sunset when there is sufficient natural outdoor light. Personal property being sold at the garage sale may not be located or displayed within any public right-of-way, including the parking areas of the quadrants of the square at the intersection of Highway 54 and Business Highway 5.
B. 
Residential Zones. Garage sales in residential zones shall be limited to not more than two (2) times per year upon any residential parcel of land. Each permit must be for a specific parcel and application shall be made only by the owner or valid lessee of the property. Multiple residents at one (1) site require only one (1) permit although all residents shall be listed on the permit.
C. 
Other Than Residential Zones. Garage sales in other than residential zoning shall be limited to not more than one (1) time per year. Each permit must be for a specific parcel and shall require written permission from the owner or valid lessee of the property. Multiple individuals may sell at one (1) site with only one (1) permit although all individuals selling items shall be listed on the permit. Personal property to be sold at the garage sale shall not be displayed in parking lots of retail shopping centers with parking areas which are used in common with other businesses in such shopping center unless the applicant obtains written permission from all businesses in the shopping center.

Section 625.040 Exceptions.

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A. 
The provisions of Chapter 625 shall be modified as follows:
1. 
Persons selling goods pursuant to an order or process of a court of competent jurisdiction or public officials acting in accordance with their official duties shall be exempt from the requirements of Chapter 625.
2. 
The City of Camdenton may designate certain days and times as "City Wide Garage Sale Days" wherein any person or entity may sell garage sale items only during said times without a permit (and such sales shall not count toward the limitation on numbers of sales herein). Personal property being sold at such garage sale may not be located or displayed within any public right-of-way, including the parking areas of the quadrants of the square at the intersection of Highway 54 and Business Highway 5.
3. 
Charitable organizations or government organizations selling items where proceeds are used for the organization may have no more than two (2) such garage sales per year, regardless of the zoning district, and such sales shall require only one (1) permit issued in the name of the organization.

Section 625.050 Violation.

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Failure to secure a permit shall be deemed a violation of the Camdenton Code of Ordinances and subject to the penalty set forth in Section 100.160.