Village of Belgium, WI
Ozaukee County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Belgium 11-21-1991 by Ord. No. 16-91 as Title 7, Ch. 5, of the 1991 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Sale of merchandise on public ways — See Ch. 236, § 236-17.
Transient merchants — See Ch. 246.

§ 149-1 Frequency of sales; ownership of merchandise.

A. 
In addition to any community-wide garage sales, garage sales, yard sales and similar merchandise sales may be held no more than three times per year at any residence and for a total of not more than nine days in that year. All goods offered for sale shall be household goods or personal possessions from the residence where the sale is being held or, in the case of a group sale, from the residences of the participating households. In no case shall any sales become outlets for wholesale or retail commercial sales.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
B. 
Any garage sales, yard sales, and similar merchandise sales by nonprofit, philanthropic, or civil organizations may be held no more than twice per year for not more than a total of six days in that year. In no case shall any sales become outlets for wholesale or retail commercial sales.

§ 149-2 Hours.

Garage sales shall be conducted between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Each sale shall last no longer than four consecutive days.

§ 149-3 Signs.

A. 
Garage sale signs may not have an area more than six square feet with a maximum of two faces. Garage sale signs shall identify the location of the sale and must be located off of the Village right-of-way.
B. 
No garage sale sign may be located on utility poles or traffic control devices or on property or the adjoining right-of-way of property the owner of which has not given explicit permission for its location.
C. 
No garage sale sign shall be displayed more than one day before the sale or one day following the sale.
D. 
No more than one garage sale sign may be located at the sale site, and no more than two garage sale signs may be located off the site, except that two signs are permitted on corner lots, one facing each street.

§ 149-4 Definitions.

The following definitions are applicable to this chapter:
GARAGE SALE
All general sales open to the public, conducted from or on a residential premises, for the purpose of disposing of personal property, including but not limited to all sales titled rummage, lawn, yard, porch, room, backyard, patio or garage sale.
PERSONAL PROPERTY
Property which is owned, utilized, and maintained 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.

§ 149-5 Violations and penalties. [1]

Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be subject to a penalty as provided in Chapter 1, § 1-5 of this Code.
[1]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).