Town of Charlestown, RI
Washington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Charlestown 8-14-1979 as Art. V of Ch. 6 of the Code of Ordinances; amended in its entirety 2-14-2011 by Ord. No. 333. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Flea markets — See Ch. 114.
Hawkers, peddlers and solicitors — See Ch. 128.
Licenses and business regulations — See Ch. 147.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
YARD SALE, TAG SALE, GARAGE SALE, ESTATE SALE, MOVING SALE OR ANY SUCH SALE
Any sale advertised for a special date and held by a private individual or a non-profit organization at any location in town.
No person shall conduct a yard sale, tag sale, garage sale, estate sale, moving sale or any such sale so called without a permit issued by the Town Clerk.
A. 
Any town resident desiring a permit to conduct a yard sale, tag sale, garage sale, estate sale, moving sale or any such sale shall apply for the permit at the Town Clerk's office.
B. 
The applicant shall state his name and residence, together with the date and location of the intended yard sale, tag sale, garage sale, estate sale, moving sale or any such sale.
The Town Clerk shall issue a license permit to a person applying for the permit required herein. Such person shall pay to the town the fee of $5.00 per day; provided, however, that no more than six permits shall be issued in any one calendar year to any one person for any one location.
The permit required by the provisions of this chapter shall be issued only to taxpayers and residents of the town.
A person to whom a permit is issued in accordance with this chapter shall be allowed to place a sign advertising said yard sale, tag sale, garage sale, estate sale, moving sale or any such sale on the premises in question no larger than 18 inches by 24 inches, and said sign shall not be placed on the premises earlier than seven days prior to the date scheduled for the yard sale, tag sale, garage sale, estate sale, moving sale or any such sale and must be removed at the conclusion thereof.
No yard sale, tag sale, garage sale, estate sale, moving sale or any such sale shall be conducted except on the day specified on the required permit.
No yard sale, tag sale, garage sale, estate sale, moving sale or any such sale shall be conducted at any time other than between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished, for each violation, by a fine of not more than $50.00. The continuation of a violation of any provision of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the violation is continued, a separate and distinct violation hereunder.