Garage and yard sales are not permitted unless a valid permit has first been issued by the City's Finance Cashier Office (maximum of three garage sales within any 12-month period; each garage sale may be up to three (3) consecutive days in length). The current fee is $7. Garage sale dates must be stated on the permit. To apply:
- Online - fill out and submit the application form below then email a signed credit card authorization form (one garage sale per submittal) to FinanceCashier@hermosabeach.gov. Please allow 5 to 7 business days for processing.
- In Person - permits may be purchased at the Finance Cashier's Office from Monday to Thursday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Garage Sale Regulations - Hermosa Beach Municipal Code
The on-site sale of miscellaneous household items of personal property accumulated by the occupant(s) of a residence as a normal matter of course and not acquired or consigned for the purpose of resale may be held on any building site occupied by a residence, provided that the required permit has been issued. Said permit shall be in force for a period of three consecutive days, and only three such permits may be issued to any individual or address during any twelve (12) month period.
Individuals conducting such sales shall observe the following regulations:
A. Items for sale shall not in any way obstruct access by emergency vehicles.
B. No signs or devices shall be placed on any private property except that one double-faced sign not to exceed five square feet in area (twenty-four (24) inches by thirty (30) inches) may be displayed at the site of the sale during the period of time that the subject permit is in effect.
C. No signs or devices used in connection with a garage or yard sale shall be placed on any utility pole or public right-of-way.
D. A copy of the garage or yard sale permit shall be displayed at the site of the sale.
All items available for sale shall be subject to inspection upon request by the license department and the police department, and any violations of these regulations shall result in immediate termination of the garage or yard sale by an appropriate authority. (Prior code § 17-53)
5.44.030 Violation of permit procedure.
Any person who refuses to purchase a permit for a garage sale or yard sale, or who conducts a fourth garage or yard sale within any twelve (12) month period, shall be guilty of an infraction as set forth in Chapter 1.10. (Ord. 96-1155 § 17, 1996: prior code § 17-54)