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 Planning and Zoning.

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*


November 27 and 28, 8:00am
17300 SW 89 Avenue
BACK PORCH SALE: pictures, clothes, furniture and much more

November 28, 8am – 11am
7666 SW 143 Street
Clothes, belts, ties, toys and games

November 28, 8am – 11am
8590 SW 170 Terrace
Female 3-piece bedroom set, computers and electronics

November 28 and 29, 7am – 5pm
8920 SW 176 Street
Toys, clothes, furniture and house hold items

December 5, 9am
8225 SW 178th Terrace
Household items, baby products
December 5 & 6, 9am-1pm
15000 Old Cutler Road
Household items, toys, books, DVDs, kitchenware, small furnishings, luggage, art

December 5 & 6, 8am-4pm
9011 SW 164th Street
Livingroom & dining room furniture, lamps, clothes, & much more
December 12, 9am-5pm
8475 SW 148th Drive
Clothes, furniture, home decorations
December 12 & 13, 7am
8661 SW 161st Terrace
Clothes, odds & ends, paintings, jewelry, shoes, toys, furniture, kitchen items, hats, purses and other accessories

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. *If a tenant applications for garage sales must be accompanied by the written permission of the property owner.
  • 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