City of Waterloo, WI
Jefferson County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Waterloo 10-19-1987 by Ord. No. 87-6 as §§ 12.07 and 12.15 of the 1987 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Direct sellers, transient merchants and solicitors — See Ch. 178.
Junk dealers — See Ch. 230.
A. 
No person shall conduct a rummage or garage sale within the City without having obtained a license from the Clerk-Treasurer, except as provided in § 300-2 below. Before issuing the license, the Clerk-Treasurer shall refer the application to the Building Inspector for verification as to whether or not such sale at the proposed location is compatible with Chapter 385, Zoning, of this Code.
B. 
Definition: the selling or offering for sale of used or secondhand personal property to the general public on a temporary basis. This includes all sales entitled "garage sale," "lawn sale," "attic sale," "rummage sale," "tag sale," "flea market sale," or any similar casual sale of tangible personal property, which sale is advertised by any means whereby the public at large is or can be made aware of said sale.
[Added 9-20-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-18]
No person shall be required to obtain a license if:
A. 
The sale is conducted in a business district and is a permitted use in such district.
B. 
The person conducts, on his own residential premises, no more than three sales in any one year. Each sale may be held for no more than three consecutive days and shall not be conducted between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.
C. 
The sale is conducted by religious, educational, charitable or civic organizations on premises located in a residential district no more than three times in any one year. Each such sale may be held for no more than three consecutive days and shall not be conducted between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.
[Amended 11-17-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-4]
The license fee shall be as stated in the City of Waterloo Fee Schedule[1] for such sale not to exceed three days.
[1]
Editor's Note: The Fee Schedule is on file at the office of the City Clerk-Treasurer.
[Added 9-20-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-18[1]]
Signs may not be posted on traffic information or regulatory sign posts. All signs must be removed within 48 hours of the completion of the sale.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also renumbered former § 300-4 as § 300-5.
Except as otherwise specifically provided in this chapter, any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter or any order, rule or regulation made hereunder shall be subject to a forfeiture as provided in Chapter 1, § 1-4, of this Code.