City of Schenectady, NY
Schenectady County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Schenectady 12-9-1980 by Ord. No. 80-150. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Special sales — See Ch. 214.
Secondhand dealers — See Ch. 217.

§ 159-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
GARAGE SALES
A sale of goods of every name and nature belonging to the seller conducting the sale and which were acquired by said seller for its own use, whether or not such goods were actually used by such seller. Such sales may not include goods, new or used, specifically acquired by the seller for resale.

§ 159-2 Number and frequency of sales restricted; permit fee.

[Amended 3-11-1985 by Ord. No. 85-21; 3-18-1991 by Ord. No. 91-11; 4-6-1998 by Ord. No. 98-13; 5-14-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-5]
A. 
No more than three such sales shall be conducted at the same premises or by the same person in any one calendar year. There shall be at least 30 days between any sale. Such sales shall not be conducted for longer than three consecutive days. The permit fee for each sale of three consecutive days or less shall be $10.
[Amended 1-13-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-1]
B. 
A neighborhood association or not-for-profit corporation consisting of homeowners may apply for the conduct of one neighborhood-wide sale per calendar year within a specified tract or portion of the City on behalf of the residences contained in such tract. A permit for a neighborhood sale will allow unlimited numerical participation of the residences within such tract. Such sales shall not be conducted for longer than three consecutive days. The permit fee for such sale of three consecutive days or less shall be $75. Prior to the granting or issuance of such a neighborhood-wide sale permit, the neighborhood association or not-for-profit corporation shall notify, consult with and receive the approval of the Departments of Police and Fire as to any requirements concerning public safety.

§ 159-3 Hours of sales; advertising.

All such sales held pursuant to these provisions shall be conducted between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. No sign or other display advertising the sale shall be attached, placed, painted or pasted upon any public lamppost, electric, telegraph or telephone pole, shade tree, fire hydrant or any sidewalk, curbstone, flagstone or crosswalk.

§ 159-4 Responsibility for conduct of sales.

The person or persons conducting such sales under the provisions of this chapter will be responsible for the maintenance of good order during the hours of sale.

§ 159-5 Penalties for offenses; authority to enforce.

A. 
The violation of any provision of this chapter shall render the violation an offense punishable by a fine not exceeding $150 or by imprisonment not exceeding 150 days, or both, or by penalty not exceeding $500, to be recovered in a civil action. Each day any violation of this chapter shall continue shall constitute a separate offense.
[Amended 6-2-1986 by L.L. No. 3-1986]
B. 
It shall be the duty of any police officer of the City and the Director of Consumer Protection and his inspectors, by virtue of their office and power as special police officers, to enforce the provisions of this chapter.