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. 

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Directory of Currently Permitted Sales*


October 3, 4, & 5; 7am-5pm
8001 SW 162nd Street (INDOORS)
Dishes, household goods, clothes, tools, lawn equipment, books, video games & systems, DVD movies, records, stereo equipment
October 4, 8am-1pm
8001 SW 139th Terrace
Dresser/media cabinet, antique highboy, computer desk, small kitchen appliances, household goods, oriental rugs, pictures/wall art, children’s toys, clothing (ladies designer/men’s), jewelry, Halloween decorations, shoes, computer equipment

October 4, 7am-3pm
14405 SW 84th Court
Clothes, books, pots & pans, toys

October 4, 7am-12pm
7490 SW 147th Street
Housewares, toys, clothes

October 4, 8am
15110 SW 87th Court
Clothing, Household items, furniture

October 4, 8am-1pm
7401 SW 158th Terrace
Household items, antique furniture, clothes, etc

October 4, 9am-3pm
8845 SW 160th Street

October 4, 7am-12pm
8915 SW 163rd Terrace
Household items, kitchen items, tools, golf clubs

October 4, 8am
16511 SW 78th Avenue
Household items, clothes

October 4, 7am
17105 SW 78th Court
Household items

October 4, 8am-12pm
8864 SW 176th Terrace
Books, baskets, bed, speakers, bean bag, clothes

October 5, 7am
7305 SW 140th Terrace
Furnishings, electronics, books, household goods, decorations, sporting goods – Moving Sale
October 4 & 5, 8am-4pm
7350 SW 162nd Street
Household goods

October 4 & 5, 7am-1pm
16250 SW 89th Court
Infant & Toddler furniture, clothes, women’s designer purses & clothes, women’s shoes, furniture, lamps, picture frames, & miscellaneous items
October 11, 7am-1pm
15965 SW 79th Avenue
Household items
October 12 & 13, 8:30am-2pm
8505 SW 146th Street
Toys, kids items, household goods, pet supplies, clothes, videos, jewelry, holiday decorations, kid’s costumes

 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