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Village of Grafton, WI
Ozaukee County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Grafton as Ord. No. 022, Series 2009 (Title 5, Ch. 5.30, of the 1979 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Garage and rummage sales are defined as any display and/or sale of personal property conducted on premises located in any residential or institutional zoned districts by the occupant, and which garage or rummage sale does not require a business license or make taxable sales, leases or services.
A. 
Sales may be conducted in any residential district, provided that the rummage sale does not exceed four consecutive days in length and is not conducted more than three times per year.
B. 
Daily hours of operation should be from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., with all outdoor items being picked up by 8:00 p.m. on the final night of the rummage sale. Rummage sales (other than cleanup) will not be permitted between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
All tangible personal property proposed to be sold at a residential sale shall be arranged in an orderly manner on the premises and shall in no way be arranged so as to obstruct the vision of persons using driveways, sidewalks, roadways or entering and exiting within a neighborhood. In order to protect public safety and use of public right-of-way, a minimum setback of 10 feet is recommended for all display of personal property and merchandise that is for sale on private property;
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1.01, Code Adoption)]
Signs advertising residential sales shall not exceed eight square feet, shall not be placed on any public property or right-of-way including terrace areas, utility poles or other public or quasi-public infrastructure, and shall be removed within 24 hours after the close of sale.
A permit is not required for a rummage sale.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1.01, Code Adoption)]
A violation of this chapter is hereby determined to be a nuisance, and the Village of Grafton may forthwith obtain an order from a court of competent jurisdiction ordering the abatement of such nuisance, and if the danger to the health, safety and welfare of the public or to the general harmonious character of the residential neighborhood is imminent, the Village or its agent may forthwith enter upon the premises and abate the nuisance.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1.01, Code Adoption)]
Any person who shall violate any provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to the general penalty in Chapter 1.08 of this Code.