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Yard Sale Ordinance

Yard sales may be held up to 3 times a year, each lasting up to 3 days. Permits are required and applications are available at the town office or online here.

Yard Sale Ordinance (PDF)


The Town understands that yard sales have a long history in Waterford and offer benefits to individuals as well as the community by providing access to valuable used goods and products locally, and reducing waste by encouraging re-use of items.  However,  the Town finds perpetual, prolonged, and extended yard sales, if continued indefinitely, tend to become retail businesses in residential areas and zones, create noise, traffic congestion, unsightly signage, and other nuisances, and often violate the Site Plan Review Ordinance of the Town of Waterford. The rules and regulations contained herein are designed to control and confine yard sales to enhance and protect the public health, safety and convenience of the citizens of Waterford and to restrict sales to casual or occasional occurrences only, in keeping with the character of the residential neighborhoods. The Town finds a need to limit, regulate, restrict and control yard sales.