Township of Springfield, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Springfield 12-14-1994 as § 5-7 of the 1994 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Licensing — See Ch. 122.
As used in this chapter, the following words or phrases shall have the meanings indicated:
GARAGE SALE
Occasional sales by a householder of personal property accumulated in the normal use of a dwelling as a residence and no longer needed by occupants, such as used crockery, kitchenware, dishes, toys, furniture, costume jewelry, used clothing, used appliances, rugs, drapes and the like offered for sale in the dwelling, appurtenant garage or other outbuilding on the property or appurtenant yards.
Garage sales are prohibited unless licensed under a permit issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter and conducted in compliance with this chapter.
Application for a permit to hold such garage sale shall be made, in writing, to the Township Clerk at least 10 days before the date the sale is to be held. The application form shall show:
A. 
The name and address of the applicant.
B. 
The place, date and time when the sale is to be held.
C. 
The name, address and telephone number of the person who assumes responsibility for compliance with the provisions of this chapter, which person shall also sign the application.
D. 
The nature of the sale and the merchandise to be sold.
E. 
Whether or not any signs pertaining to the sale are to be posted and, if so, where. The application shall be accompanied by the written permission of the utility or person on whose property such sign is to be posted.
F. 
The date the last sale was conducted on such property.
G. 
Such other information as may be required by the Township.
No permit shall be issued and no garage sale shall be conducted, except in the following circumstances:
A. 
The merchandise offered at the sale shall be only merchandise acquired for normal use by the householder or other persons occupying the dwelling on the premises where the sale is held.
B. 
No more than four garage sales shall be permitted on the same premises in any six-month period, and no such sale shall continue longer than one day.
All garage sales shall comply with the following provisions:
A. 
All signs posted in connection with the sale shall be removed within 24 hours after conclusion of the sale, and any and all debris shall be cleaned up.
B. 
No signs pertaining to the sale, directional or otherwise, shall be posted on any utility pole, tree or property without the written consent of the utility or owner of such tree or property. No nails shall be driven into trees and no sign shall be any larger than three feet by two feet.
C. 
No sales of any kind shall be permitted before 9:00 a.m. or after 6:00 p.m. Sales shall be permitted on Sunday.
D. 
No merchandise offered for sale shall be displayed more than one hour before the commencement of the sale or allowed to remain more than two hours after the termination of the sale.
E. 
Sales shall be conducted wholly within the confines of the property and in such a manner to cause no obstruction or encroachment on neighboring property or public sidewalks, streets or other public ways.
F. 
The person responsible for the conduct of the sale shall be responsible to see that no disorder occurs, that there is no littering of adjoining property or public ways and that there is no trespassing on adjoining property.
G. 
No device for employing sound, music or other sound device shall be allowed and any necessary sound shall be kept sufficiently low so as not to be audible within 10 feet of the property where the sale is held.
Any permit issued shall be returned to the Township Clerk within 72 hours after the close of the sale.
There shall be no limit as to the number or frequency of garage sales that may be held by a nonprofit organization at its premises located within Springfield Township. It shall not be necessary for a nonprofit organization located within the Township to apply for or obtain a permit for a garage sale to be conducted at its premises.