Garage Sales

Community Development Building 305 SW A St. Bentonville, AR 72712
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
Phone: (479) 271-3107 Fax: (479) 271-5906
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Garage Sale Regulations
(Ord. No. 2005-138, 06-28- 2005)




Includes yard sales, carport sales, garage sales, porch sales, patio sales and any other sales from a person’s residence.




A garage sale permit is not required.


Number of sales   


Two (2) sales are permitted on a single property per calendar year.


Length of sale    


Each sale can be held up to three (3) days.



Garage Sale Signs

(Ord. No. 2016-117, 08-23-2016)



A sign permit is not required for garage sale signs. They are considered temporary signs when on residential property and are allowed, subject to size and location restrictions below.


Number and

size of signs

There is no specific limit on the number of signs per property; however, all signs on the property cannot exceed a cumulative total of 24 square feet. This can be comprised of any combination of number and sizes of signs, as long as all signs on the property, whether for the garage sale or not, do not exceed a cumulative total of 24 square feet.


Directional signs 

Signs directing the public to the sale must be placed on private property with permission from the property owner; subject to the maximum of 24 square feet for all signs on the property. 


Posting on Public Property Prohibited


Signs cannot be placed in, attached to,

or painted on any city or other governmental property.

Do not place them in the area between the sidewalk and

street and do not attached them to a utility or light pole.