The Town requires that anyone wishing to have a yard or estate sale must have a permit that is issued by the Selectmen’s Office. Visit the Yard Sale page for information about the types of sales you may have, costs and regulations. To obtain a permit please visit the office during normal business hours. To facilitate your permit, call ahead at 781-431-1019, x 2219 and the Town can have it ready to pick up upon payment.
Fees range from $5 for the first garage/yard sale on up to $20 for an estate sale.
Hmmm. I think the estate sale I was thinking about having just turned into a plain old yard sale.
More on fees and general rules…
Permits for garage/yard sales, flea markets, rummage sales, and estate sales are issued by the Board of Selectmen as authorized in the Town Bylaws (Article 49.21).
Persons interested in obtaining permits to hold any of the above types of sales should make application in person and/or in writing to the Selectmen’s Office. Such sales are subject to the following conditions:
- A fee of $5 for for first garage/yard sale and $25 for each sale thereafter within a calendar year.
- A fee of $15 for flea markets or rummage sales.
- A fee of $20 for an estate sale.
- All material available for the sale shall originate from the premises on which the sale takes place.
- No sign or advertising device shall be placed within any street right-of-way, including free standing signs, or any sign affixed to street signs, traffic and regulatory or warning signs or any utility poles within such right of way. No such sign or advertising device shall be placed on any public tree.
- Any authorized sign may be displayed on the premises for not more than five (5) days.
- No person customarily engaged in the business of conducting garage sales shall participate in any way in a garage sale directly or indirectly unless said garage sale is conducted on said persons’s own property and then, only providing none of the material is brought in from outside sources for purpose of resale.
- Such sale shall not exceed two (2) days duration.