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Village of Sauk City, WI
Sauk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Sauk City at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Direct sellers — See Ch. 146.
A. 
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the following meaning, unless the context clearly indicates that a different meaning is intended:
FLEA MARKET
A market, indoors or out of doors, where new or used items are sold from individual locations, with each location being operated independently from the other locations. Items sold include but are not limited to household items, antiques, rare items, decorations, used books and used magazines.
FLEA MARKET SELLER
A person, firm or corporation selling items or offering items for sale at a flea market.
MARKET
A place where goods are sold to the public.
B. 
License required. No person, firm or corporation shall operate the business of renting space or allocating space to flea market sellers without first obtaining a license therefor from the Village Board. Applications for license shall be made to the Village Administrator on forms to be provided by the Administrator. Only one license shall be required for each flea market, and the individual flea market sellers shall not be required to obtain a license under this section. The fee for such license shall be as set by the Village Board. The Village Board may restrict the license for use on certain dates and times.
C. 
Information to be filed. The information to be filed with the Administrator, pursuant to this section, shall be as follows:
(1) 
Name of the person, firm, group, corporation, association, or organization conducting said sale.
(2) 
Name of the owner of the property on which said sale is to be conducted, and consent of the owner if the applicant is other than the owner.
(3) 
Location at which the sale is to be conducted.
(4) 
Number of days of the sale.
(5) 
Date and nature of any past sale.
(6) 
Relationship or connection the applicant may have had with any other person, firm, group, organization, association, or corporation conducting said sale and the date or dates of such sale.
(7) 
Whether or not the applicant has been issued any other vendor's license by any local, state or federal agency.
(8) 
Sworn statement or affirmation by the person signing that the information therein given is full and true and known to him to be so.
D. 
Records to be kept by licensee. Each person required by this section to obtain a license shall keep accurate records of the names and addresses of each flea market seller, together with a brief description of the type or types of merchandise offered for sale by that seller.
E. 
Secondhand stores excepted. No person, firm or corporation having a license as a secondhand store shall be required to obtain a license under this section for the same business location.
F. 
More than one market. Any person, firm or corporation renting or allocating space to flea market sellers in more than one place of business shall be required to obtain a license for each place of business, provided that one license shall be adequate for locations that are on the same lot, adjacent lots or lots separated only by an alley.
G. 
Unlawful transactions. No person shall sell or offer for sale at any flea market any goods known to such person to be stolen.
H. 
Purchases from children. No flea market seller shall purchase any used household item, antique or used article whatsoever from any person under the age of 18 years, unless such person is accompanied by the person's parent or guardian.
I. 
Hours; duration. Flea markets may remain open for business between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., for a maximum of three days, unless otherwise specified on the license by the Board at time of issuance.
J. 
Location; frequency. Flea markets are not permitted in any zoning district except for business or industrial zoned districts except with written permission from the Village Board. Written owner's permission of the property location must be on file with the Village Administrator prior to the date(s) of the event. Flea markets may be held a maximum of two occurrences per year in the Village and a maximum of one event per location annually, unless otherwise approved by the Village Board.
K. 
Penalty. In addition to the suspension or revocation of a license issued under this section, any person who shall violate any provision of this section or any regulation, rule or order made hereunder shall be subject to a penalty as provided in Chapter 1, § 1-12 of this Code.
A. 
Frequency of sales; ownership of merchandise.
(1) 
Garage sales, yard sales and similar merchandise sales may be held no more than twice per year at any residence, and for a total of not more than six days in that year. The Administrator may authorize additional sales and/or sale days if warranted by unusual circumstances. All goods offered for sale shall be household goods or personal possessions from the residence where the sale is being held or, in the case of a group sale, from the residences of the participating households.
(2) 
Any garage sales, yard sales and similar merchandise sales by nonprofit, philanthropic, or civic organizations must be approved by the Administrator and may be held no more than twice per year for not more than a total of six days in that year. The Administrator may authorize additional sales and/or sale days if warranted by unusual circumstances.
(3) 
In no case shall any sales become outlets for wholesale or retail commercial sales.
B. 
Hours. Garage sales shall be conducted between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Each sale shall last no longer than four consecutive days.
C. 
Signs.
(1) 
Garage sale signs may not have an area more than six square feet with a maximum of two faces. Garage sale signs shall identify the location of the sale and must be located at least five feet from the street line or nearest lot line.
(2) 
No garage sale sign may be located on utility poles, traffic control devices, or on property where the property owner has not given explicit permission for its location.
(3) 
No garage sale sign shall be displayed before one day before the sale or after one day following the sale.
(4) 
No more than one garage sale sign may be located at the sale site and no more than two garage sale signs may be located off the site, except that two signs are permitted on corner lots, one facing each street.
D. 
Definitions. The following definitions are applicable to this section:
GARAGE SALE
All general sales open to the public, conducted from or on a residential premises, for the purpose of disposing of personal property, including but not limited to all sales titled rummage, lawn, yard, porch, room, backyard, patio, or garage sale.
PERSONAL PROPERTY
Property which is owned, utilized and maintained and acquired in the normal course of living in or maintaining a residence. It does not include merchandise which was purchased for resale or obtained on consignment.
E. 
Penalty. In addition to the suspension or revocation of a license issued under this section, any person who shall violate any provision of this section shall be subject to a penalty as provided in Chapter 1, § 1-12 of this Code.