Yard Sales

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All persons having a yard sale in the City of St. James must obtain a yard sale permit number. The yard sale permit number is only obtainable from the St. James Police Department either in person or over the telephone. You may stop by the Police Station located at 200 N. Bourbeuse Street during normal business hours or call at (573) 265-7012.


Sec. 6-8.  Rummage, garage and yard sales.

        (a)   Individuals who have rummage, garage, or yard sales on their property or rented property will be limited to six sales per year and each sale shall not exceed a three day duration period.

        (b)   Individuals who exceed the limitations of this Ordinance to continue the sales will be required to purchase a business license and locate the sales in a properly zoned commercial area.

        (c)   This Ordinance does not apply to churches, church affiliated organizations, schools, and school affiliated organizations. 

        (d)   A no cost permit for temporary rummage, garage or yard sale signs will be issued by the Police Department upon proper application by phone or in person. The applicant shall provide name, address and dates of the sale. In return the Police Department will issue a permit number. This permit number shall be on any sign on city street and road right of way in two inch or greater font. Signs must be stand alone and cannot be attached to any permanent tree, bush, pole, post or structure.

        (e)   Signs may not be placed before dawn on the first day of the sale and must be removed by 9:00 P.M. on the last day of the sale.

        (f)   Any person failing, neglecting, or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation with a fine of not more than $500 and/or up to 30-days in jail. (Ord. 489, §§1-3; Ord. 803)