Town of Salem, NH
Rockingham County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Salem 8-6-1973 (Ch. 249 of the 1995 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Board of Selectmen, in an effort to recognize contemporary conditions and in full recognition of the standards imposed by Chapter 490, Zoning, of this Code, recognizes that certain casual uses of property within the residential and rural zoning districts are not incompatible with the overall intent as set forth in Chapter 490, Zoning, especially as that intent applies to the conduct of business within those districts. Namely the Board of Selectmen is of the opinion that the defined casual uses and activities may be carried on in such districts by the resident/owner and not generally be construed as incompatible with the applicable zoning of the district.
Casual sales shall include:
A. 
The casual sale of household and personal items of the resident/owner at his/her place of domicile. Any such sale shall be limited to a total period of 36 hours covering not more than three calendar days in a calendar year.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
B. 
Rummage sales and similar fund-raising efforts conducted by nonprofit corporations registered with the New Hampshire Secretary of State, or other organizations as in Subsection B(1) below.
(1) 
Organizations generally considered in this context are churches, church-related organizations, local and national service clubs and recognized service-oriented organizations.
(2) 
The conditions of § 382-3 shall apply.
C. 
Casual sales of automobiles, trailers, boats and similar items of personal property.
(1) 
Such personal property must be personally owned by the resident/owner or be of immediate family ownership, as evidenced by a title or registration.
(a) 
A continuous offer for sale of different such items shall be inconsistent with the intent of casual sale and will not be permitted (being contrary to the zoning requirements).
(b) 
Agents, dealers, brokers and salesmen are specifically excluded from carrying out casual sales in their business capacity under these regulations.
(2) 
Only one unregistered vehicle may be on the premises and offered for such casual sale at one time. (The laws relating to unregistered vehicles, junkyards, licensed dealers, etc., shall apply in all instances.)
(3) 
The conditions of § 382-3 shall apply.
Such casual sales shall be subject to a permit.
A. 
The fee for handling and filing, if any, shall be determined and established by the Board of Selectmen.
B. 
The permit is nonrenewable and nontransferable to another person or another address.
C. 
The permit shall be issued by the office of the Building Inspector upon the payment of the fee, if any, and evidence of conditions satisfied.
Signs for display to advertise the specific sale are limited to two single-faced or -sided signs or one two-faced or -sided sign; signs shall be of reasonable size and in good taste. The size and locations are to be a part of the application and must be acceptable to the Building Inspector.
Functions not herein defined, organizations not detailed and conditions or stipulations felt excessive may be appealed to the Board of Selectmen.
[Added by the Board of Selectmen 4-21-1975[1]]
Permit fees, as adopted by the Board of Selectmen, are on file with the Town Manager and on the Town of Salem website.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).