Garage Sales

permits are required for garage sales

By ordinance, garage sales, rummage sales, yard sales and other such sales require a city permit. Regulating garage sales prevents the accumulation of unsightly cardboard signs littering streets and utility poles, limits those who would otherwise conduct constant garage sales from single family homes, and generally keeps residential areas clean and free of constant heavy traffic.

Citizens conducting garage sales, yard sales and other similar such sales must obtain a permit from the Building Department at the Public Works Center, 1101 Moore Avenue.


Permits cost $15 cash or check ($20 after-hours and on weekends). You can purchase an after-hour permit at the Police Department, 1902 Billy G. Webb Drive.

What you get for your permit fee

We provide you with three garage sale signs and publish your sale on the city website. The weekly garage sale list is posted each Friday by the close of business. Any permits issued by the police department after the close of business on Friday will not be included in the list below. Signs can be placed on City property and on City rights-of-way. Only signs issued by the City can be used to advertise a garage sale.


Address Start Date End Date Description of Items  
2109 Escondido 05/21/2022 05/21/2022 9:00 am - Household items and furniture.  
1116 Santa Catalina 05/21/2022 05/22/2022    
138 Doyle Dr. 05/20/2022 05/22/2022 Estate Sale  
1915 Oakridge Dr.   05/20/2022 05/22/2022 8:30 am Friday - Sunday; Estate/Multi-Family, antiques, china cabinet, armoire, furniture, vintage, Jim Beam, carnival, jewelry, bisque dolls, steins, old glassware, sewing notions, children(day care) toys, books, puzzles, etc., family clothes, shoes, shutters, dog house, sand box.  
1508 W. Waterview 05/20/2022 05/22/2022 8:00 am - 3:00 pm; Household furniture, tools, exercise equipment, home decor, crafts, ladies plus clothing, shoes, new things added daily.  
218 Shore Dr. 05/20/2022 05/21/2022 Estate Moving Sale - By Appointment Only - Call (361) 227-9826.   
301 Sea Gate Dr. 05/21/2022 05/22/2022    
204 Terlingua Dr. 05/21/2022 05/22/2022 Household decor, furniture, clothing.  
125 Walker Ave. 05/27/2022 05/29/2022 Men's and children's clothes, welding tools and miscellaneous tools, fishing equipment and a lot of miscellaneous items.