Garage Sales

Garage Sales Ruling

The Village of Palmetto Bay has an approved ordinance concerning garage sales within Village boundaries. The ordinance provides the rules and regulations for garage sales, including number of sales allowed per year, number and placement of advertising signs among others. See the Rules and Regulations section of this page for additional information.

Sale Permit is Free & Simple!

Garage sales in Palmetto Bay must be permitted. Applying for a permit is quick, simple and free of charge. Owners wishing to have a garage sale must submit a permit application to the Department of Community Development.

Applications are available online or at Village Hall. Completed applications may be faxed, mailed or dropped off in person. The contact information is provided below for your benefit.

Advertising Garage Sales

Permitted garage sales may be advertised on the Village web site prior to your sale day, as a free service to Palmetto Bay residents. We must receive your application by 3 p.m. on the WEDNESDAY prior to the scheduled garage-sale date in order to be included in the weekly website listing (which is compiled and posted each Friday). You may even submit your notice a couple weeks in advance, if you wish. 

Garage sale applications may continue to be accepted and processed through noon Friday, but you will not receive a free posting here on the website. Descriptions of items are taken directly from the application and are therefore listed exactly as they appear on the application. 

Garage Sale Shopping Tips

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Directory of Currently Permitted Sales*


March 28 and 29, 7am-1pm
8501 SW 142 Street
Kid stuff, bike-book-toys-decorations-electronics-Wii games-PS3 games-clothes-soccer shoes-toddler car seat-boys and girls clothes 8 to 14 yrs

March 28 & 29, 7am-5pm
8432 SW 163rd Terrace
Household items, books, etc.

March 28, 7:30am-12:30pm NO EARLY BIRDS
7860 SW 170 Street
Large and small tools, building supplies, household items, collector items, patio furniture and pictures

March 28, 7am-1pm
7880 SW 170 Street
Pop-up camper, antiques, furniture, clothes, pictures, camping gear, books

March 28,
8804 SW 176 Terrace
Household items, tables, clothes, purses, women’s shoes, tool cabinet, Dept. 56 items

March 28, 8am-1pm
8540 SW 180 Street
House hold items, lots of clothes, toys, baby items, etc.
March 29, 8am-1pm
7500 SW 139 Street
Household goods, clothes, toys, various pet items (dogs, fish, snakes and birds) etc.

April 4, 8am-3pm
8740 SW 174th Street
Household items, tools, toys, baby seats, books, small appliances, small furniture, clothes, pet supplies
April 11 & 12, 9am-4pm
16681 SW 78 Avenue
Clothes, household items, printer, office equipment and toys
April 25, 8am
15825 SW 89th Avenue
Misc household items and clothing

Garage Sales Rules & Regulations

  • Definition: A garage sale means the sale of personal property at the property on which the sale is occurring. The term shall include, but not be limited to, "lawn sale," "yard sale," "estate sale" or "rummage sale."
  • Number of Sales: Each single-family homeowner, multifamily residence building or charitable, civic, educational, or religious organization is permitted 4 garage sales per calendar year (January-December.)
  • Time: Garage sales may only take place during daylight hours.
  • Permit Required: Prior to holding a garage sale, the property owner or tenant shall obtain a permit. There shall be no fee for the permit. Merchandise: Merchandise to be sold at a garage sale shall have been previously used or crafted and not belonging to a business entity.
  • Merchandise Display: Merchandise to be sold at a garage sale shall be displayed in a garage, carport, private driveway, or yard. Merchandise shall not be displayed on public right-of-way or swale area. All items must be removed by the end of the last day of the sale.
  • Signs: up to 4 signs providing directions to a garage sale are permitted to be placed off-site from the location of the garage sale 2 signs advertising a garage sale are permitted to be displaced on private property where the garage sale is bring held, signs advertising a garage sale shall not be displayed until the first day of the sale and shall be removed at the end of the last day of the sale, signs shall not be larger than 22 inches by 28 inch; signs shall include the property address of the garage sale and the garage sale permit number.

Contact Information

Palmetto Bay Municipal Center
9705 E. Hibiscus St.
Palmetto Bay, FL 33157

e-mail: Planning & Zoning Dept.

Phone 305-259-1271
Fax 786-338-7432