Village of Red Hook, NY
Dutchess County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Red Hook 9-14-1998 by L.L. No. 3-1998. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A three-day nonrenewable permit (permit of use) will be required for conducting a garage sale or yard sale. Permits may be extended because of inclement weather.
Merchandise bought for the express purpose of resale is prohibited.
There shall be a limit of two separate three-day garage sale, tag sale or yard sale permits per year.
Sales shall be between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. only.
The permit is automatically revoked should any Village of Red Hook police officer, any other police officer empowered by the State of New York or a Village official state in writing that the garage sale, tag sale or yard sale is creating an unsafe traffic condition.
The application fee shall be $5.
Local churches, which often hold such sales in their parking lot, would be affected by this chapter as well, and subject to the same regulations as private individuals. Local churches would be exempt from the regulations during community celebrations.
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall upon conviction thereof be punishable by a fine not exceeding $100 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days for each violation.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
GARAGE SALES, YARD SALES and TAG SALES (or any other names of such sale)
Permitted hereunder are those sales of household and personal articles owned, possessed, maintained or controlled by the resident, which will allow neighbors to participate in the sale without being subject to arrest. Sales should be confined to the area within the lot lines and back of the sidewalk, or if there is no sidewalk, at least 10 feet back street line.
Three temporary freestanding signs on stakes may be posted on the dates of the sale, subject to the following conditions:
Each sign shall not exceed six square feet.
Each sign shall be removed at the end of the day.
Signs are not to be placed on any telephone poles, sign posts or street signs of any kind.