Town of Falmouth, MA
Barnstable County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Falmouth Special Town Meeting 6-28-1976, Art. 1. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fees — See Ch. 119.
Licenses and permits — See Ch. 140.

§ 176-1 Establishment of bylaw.

The Town established the following as a bylaw of the Town regarding yard, house, garage and/or barn sales.

§ 176-2 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
YARD, HOUSE, GARAGE OR BARN SALES
The sale or offering for sale of ten (10) or more items of personal property at any one (1) residential premises at any one (1) time, excluding such sales as may be conducted by a bona fide charitable organization, religious or fraternal society or other tax-exempt organization.

§ 176-3 Restrictions on number and length of sales.

Unless specific written authorization is given by the Board of Selectmen, not more than two (2) such sales shall be held on any one (1) residential premises in each calendar year nor more than one (1) such sale in any period of three (3) consecutive months, and any such sale shall not continue for more than two (2) consecutive days.

§ 176-4 Permit required; posting.

[Amended STM 10-2-1990, Art. 38]
As a condition to any such sale, written permission for holding of said sale must be secured from the Board of Selectmen, and a copy of the permit shall be posted on the premises at the time of said sale.

§ 176-5 Signs.

Any sign advertising such sale shall not exceed two (2) square feet, and there shall be no off-premises signs allowed.

§ 176-6 Fees.

Fees for permits for such sales shall be set up by the Board of Selectmen.

§ 176-7 Violations and penalties.

Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be punished by a fine not exceeding fifty dollars ($50.) for each offense. Each day that a violation hereto exists shall be deemed a separate offense. For penalty, see Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article I, Penalties.