The City of Pasadena permits reasonable use of residential property for "yard sales" or "garage sales." This ordinance establishes the limits for such sales, prevents excessive number of sales at any one property, restricts unnecessary signs and superfluous advertising, and finally, curtails unattractive outdoor display of items for sale. When conducted with concern for neighborhood appearance, yard sales or garage sales should cause no detrimental effect in a neighborhood’s residential quality.
City ordinance limits the number of yards sales to no more than two per 12-month period and for no longer than 3 consecutive days each. Items for sale are limited to personal goods that have not been purchased for resale. For more information on yard sale regulations view the City's zoning code.
You may either download a paper yard sale permit application (see below) and return it to the City's Permit Center or apply for a permit online using the City's online yard sale permit application. The permit fee is $21.00.
Apply for a Yard Sale Permit Online
New! Try Pasadena's new online yard sale permit application. Those living in residentially zoned areas of the City can obtain a yard sale permit by clicking on the button below.
The online permit fee is $21.94 ($21.00 permit fee plus .94 cent transaction fee). The fee can be paid using most major credit cards or PayPal.
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In all residential zones a sale of personal property may be conducted provided that all of the following conditions are met:
No permit is required for sales of personal property made under court order or process.