City of Portland Yard Sale Registration --
(This information is being provided as a service to the City of Portland.)
NOTE: YARD SALE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED ONLY FOR EVENTS THAT ARE HELD INSIDE THE CITY LIMITS OF PORTLAND. THERE IS NO FEE TO REGISTER A SALE.
Sale Duration. Sales are limited to three (3) yard sales annually with an exception of one moving sale and one “Community Yard Sale”. Each yard sale shall be limited to three consecutive (3) days.
Hours of Operation. Sales are to be limited to the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Maintaining Order/Traffic. The individual to whom registration is issued
under and the owner/tenant of the premises is responsible for maintaining
order. The yard sale event shall not create a traffic problem or inhibit
the use of the road or street by public or emergency vehicles.
Directional Signs. of not more than two (2) square feet each are permitted, provided that the premises on which the garage sale or yard sale is conducted is not on a major thoroughfare and that written permission to erect such signs is received from the property owners on whose property such signs are to be placed. Under no circumstances is signage allowed on utility poles or public right-of-ways.
Time Limitations. No sign or other form of advertisement shall be exhibited for more than two (2) days prior to the day such sale is to commence.
of Signs. Signs must be removed at the conclusion of the garage sale or
yard sale activities.
PENALTY FOR VIOLATION
Each year in May, the Tennessee Highway 52 Yard sale becomes a major event.
The yard sale runs for almost 100 miles and is the second longest yard sale in
the State of Tennessee. Last year there were over 550 vendors selling
during the yard sale, and we had buyers from as far away as Illinois and
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