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May 01

Garage Sale Tips

Posted on May 1, 2018 at 9:21 AM by Kristy Bansemer

Garage sale season is here and sale signs will be popping up on street corners all over town. One of the most popular times of the year to have a garage sale is during the Derby CrimeStoppers Citywide Garage Sale on May 10, 11 and 12.

For just $10, you get a yard sign and a listing on the garage sale map distributed by the Derby Informer. Registration runs now thru May 4 at most banks and credit unions in Derby as well as the Derby Informer, 219 E. Madison Ave.

Garage sale permits are not required by the City of Derby.

Before you have your sale, keep these rules in mind:

  • Sales are limited to three days.
  • Sales are allowed every six months (not including the Citywide Garage Sale).
  • Signs in your yard must be six square feet in size or smaller.
  • Signs placed at street corners must be three square feet in size or smaller and include the address.
  • Place signs a minimum of eight feet from the curb. They can be placed 24 hours before the sale begins and need to be picked up 24 hours after the sale ends.
  • Signs should not be attached to trees, poles or fences.

We appreciate your efforts in following these rules. If you have questions, feel free to reach out to me at 788-0301 or

Brent Lichti
Code Enforcement Officer

Published in the Derby Informer on April 18, 2018.