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*


August 1, 7am-1pm
8501 SW 143rd Street
Coffee table, desks, chairs, floor lamps, bed, table lamps, mirrors, leather office chairs (all furniture, contemporary and in great condition), adult & children clothing

August 1, 8am-3pm
8480 SW 146th Street
Toys, children’s items, small furniture, videos, pet items, tools, storage items, household items, jewelry

August 1, 11am
8540 SW 151st Street
Books, CDs, sports equipment

August 1, 8am-4pm
15201 SW 85th Avenue
Various items, household items, furniture, etc

August 1, 8am-12pm
15730 SW 87th Court
Household items, clothes, tools, sporting goods, kayak & trailer, piano, electronics

August 1, 7:30am-2pm
7920 SW 160th Street
Household items, tools, bikes

August 1, 9am-12pm
8205 SW 168th Street
Clothing, kitchen ware, end tables, motorcycle helmets, kayak, generator, misc fishing stuff, industrial shelving, China, Christmas items, toys, baby items

August 1, 8am
8870 SW 170th Street
Baby clothes, household items, kid’s toys & room décor in excellent condition

August 1, 8am-4pm
17144 SW 80th Court
Furniture, clothing, toys, electronics, College text books

August 1, 6am-4pm
9545 SW 184th Street
Household items, personal items, shoes, etc
August 2, 9am-3pm
17241 SW 88th Court
Clothes, electronics, furniture, bay items, household goods
August 1 & 2, 7:30am-12pm
16923 SW 79th Place
Furniture, clothes, kitchen items, toys, books, linens

August 1 & 2, 8am-5pm (Sat) 12pm-5pm (Sun)
8485 SW 181st Terrace
Yard & patio furniture, yard tools, toys, clothing (children’s), books, shoes, rugs, luggage, living room furniture, diving equipment, paintings

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