Town of Berryville
101 Chalmers Ct., Suite A Berryville VA22611 (P) 955-1099 www.berryvilleva.gov
Revised 2/2012
YARD SALE PERMIT
Name of Seller
Address of Sale
Beginning Date of Sale
End Date of Sale
This will be the _______ yard sale conducted at this site this calendar year.
I hereby agree to abide by the rules and regulations set forth in the Code of the Town of
Berryville, Section 19.
1. Yard sale will last no more than three (3) consecutive days.
2. This permit shall be posted on site during the entire time of the sale.
3. The sale will only be open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM daily.
4. Only two (2) signs may be posted on the premises to advertise this sale. No signs shall be
posted on utility poles or highway signs, or in any other manner in violation of State Codes or
local ordinances.
5. The permit holder shall remove all signs within eight (8) hours of the conclusion of the sale.
6. All merchandise shall be removed from view within two (2) hours of the conclusion of the sale
on the final day.
Signed:________________________________ Print Name:__________________________
Address:_______________________________________________________________________
Phone:________________________________ E-mail:______________________________
Date:_________________________________
OFFICE USE ONLY_______________________________________________________________
Approved
Date
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Town of Berryville
101 Chalmers Ct., Suite A Berryville VA22611 (P) 955-1099 www.berryvilleva.gov
Revised 2/12
COMMUNITY YARD SALE PERMIT
Name of Organization
Organization Representative
Location of Sale
Number of Participants
Beginning Date of Sale
End Date of Sale
I hereby agree to abide by the rules and regulations set forth in the Code of the Town of
Berryville, Section 19.
1. Yard sale will last no more than three (3) consecutive days.
2. This permit shall be posted on site during the entire time of the sale.
3. The sale will only be open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM daily.
4. Only two (2) signs may be posted on the premises to advertise this sale. No signs shall
be posted on utility poles or highway signs, or in any other manner in violation of State
Codes or local ordinances.
5. The permit holder shall remove all signs within eight (8) hours of the conclusion of the
sale.
6. All merchandise shall be removed from view within two (2) hours of the conclusion of
the sale on the final day.
Town of Berryville
101 Chalmers Ct., Suite A Berryville VA22611 (P) 955-1099 www.berryvilleva.gov
Revised 2/12
The organization representative who makes this application acknowledges that they are
responsible for ensuring that all conditions set forth in Chapter 19 of the Code of the Town of
Berryville are understood and adhered to by all individual sellers participating in this event.
Signed:________________________________ Print Name:__________________________
Address:_______________________________________________________________________
Phone:________________________________ E-mail:______________________________
Date:_________________________________
OFFICE USE ONLY_______________________________________________________________
Received By
Date
Approved By
Town Manager
Date
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Chapter 19 YARD SALES
Sec. 19-1 Definitions
The following definitions shall apply for purposes of this Chapter:
(a) Yard sale - A sale of personal property not purchased for resale or
obtained on consignment, operated out of a single-family, two-family or multiple-family
dwelling, on a vacant lot or elsewhere, of two (2) hours or more duration, and shall
include a garage sale, basement sale, attic sale, rummage sale, and moving
sale.
(b) Community yard sale - A yard sale organized and advertised by a
not-for-profit civic organization or a homeowners association or similar neighborhood
association.
(c) Person - An individual, corporation, partnership, limited liability
company, partnership, or unincorporated association.
Sec. 19-2 Violations of chapter
Any violation of this chapter shall constitute a misdemeanor punishable by a fine
not exceeding twenty five dollars ($25.00).
Cross references: Penalty for misdemeanor, sec. 1-11.
Sec. 19-3 Permit Required
(a) No person shall conduct a yard sale without a permit issued by the
Town Treasurer or designee.
(b) No person shall conduct a community yard sale without a permit issued
by the Town Manager or designee.
(c) Applications for permits shall be made on Town forms provided for
that purpose.
(d) An application for a permit may be denied if the applicant has violated
the provision of this Chapter two (2) or more times in the calendar year in which the
permit is being sought.
(e) There shall be a limit of six (6) yard sales authorized per calendar year
per property address.
(f) Denial of an application for a permit for a yard sale may be appealed to
the Town Manager within ten (10) days. Denial of an application for a community yard
sale may be appealed to the Town Council at its next regularly scheduled meeting.
(g) Permits issued under this Chapter are not transferable.
Sec. 19-4 Same - Fee
(a) There shall be no fee for a permit required by this Chapter; provided,
however, that if more than two (2) such permits are issued during any calendar year for
yard sales at the same location, a fee of ten dollars ($10.00) shall be charged for each
permit after the first two (2). Such fee shall not be prorated for any reason, but in case a
sale for which such fee has been paid is rained out, no fee will be charged for the next
sale date.
(b) A community yard sale for the purpose of raising money to be used
solely for charitable, community service, or nonprofit recreational or religious purposes,
consistent with the organizations charter or organizational purpose, shall be exempt
from the fee provided for in subsection (a) of this section. Such exemption may be
granted by the Town Treasurer, upon receipt of a written request setting forth the use of
which proceeds of the sale will be applied, together with such proof as may be required
by the Treasurer as to the nonprofit status of the organization.
(c) An individuals participation in a permitted community yard sale shall
not count towards that individuals annual total of permitted sales.
Sec. 19-6 Sale Conditions
The following conditions shall apply to all yard sales and community yard sales:
(a) No yard sale shall continue longer than three (3) consecutive days.
(b) Yard sales shall be limited to the hours of 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
(c) Items to be sold shall not be displayed for sale more than two (2) hours
prior to the advertised start time of the yard sale. Within two (2) hours after the
conclusion of the sale or by 9:00 PM, whichever is earlier, on the final day of the sale all
unsold items shall be removed from view, disposed of, or stored in a completely enclosed
structure.
(d) The person to whom a permit is issued and the owner/tenant of the site
where the yard sale is held are responsible for maintaining order.
(e) The yard sale shall not obstruct the flow of traffic on a public street or
pedestrian traffic on a public sidewalk.
(f) A copy of the permit shall be conspicuously displayed upon the
premises during the time of the sale so it may be inspected by an authorized
representative of the Town.
Sec. 19.7 Signage
The following signage conditions shall apply to all yard sales and community yard
sales:
(a) No more than two (2) signs of not more than four (4) square feet may
be displayed on the site where the yard sale is being conducted.
(b) No signs may be erected or placed within highway right-of-ways or
upon utility poles or highway signs in violation of Code of Virginia § 33.1-373, or in
violation of Town Ordinance Sec. 3-2.
(c) All signs must be removed within eight (8) hours of the conclusion of
the sale.
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