Garage Sale Permit & Sign Regulations

A Garage Sale Permit is required for all garage sales within the City of Del Rio. Garage Sale Permits are processed by the Development Services Department, located at 114 W. Martin Street, during business hours, Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm.

Garage Sale Permit rules and regulations were established by Ordinance NO. O:2005-63, Section: (20-34 (4) B), Garage Sale Sign rules and regulations were established by Ordinance, Chapter 32 Signs, Sec. 32-8 and are enforced by the City's Code Compliance Officers and the Del Rio Police Department.

Garage Sale Permit Rules and Regulations:

  • City ordinance allows twelve (12) garage sales per calendar year per residence (home) and will be recorded by the Chief Building Official.
  • The resident is required to provide identification (ID) during the permitting process as proof that they live at the site where the garage sale will occur.
  • A Garage Sale Permit must be visibly posted at the residence holding the garage sale.
  • The Garage Sale Permit fee is $5 per day; cash, check or money order is accepted for payment. The permit is nonrefundable, but the date on the permit may be changed in the event of bad weather or a schedule change before 8:30am the day of the garage sale, Monday - Friday. If the date on the permit needs to be changed over a weekend it may be changed the following Monday, before 8:30am. All permit date changes will require that you bring the Garage Sale Permit into the Development Services Department, located at 114 W. Martin Street.
  • Garage Sale Permits are not given for properties with unoccupied structures.
  • Garage sale merchandise must be placed a minimum of 10 feet inside your property line.
  • Garage Sale Permits are not issued to an established business for vending or soliciting.

Garage Sale Sign Regulations:

  • No Garage Sale signs shall be placed on any property, structure or building without first obtaining the permission of the property owner. The owner of the property which the sign is located is responsible for its removal.
  • No Garage Sale sign shall be placed upon a right-of-way, traffic sign, signal or utility pole.
  • Garage Sale signs must be placed a minimum of 10 feet inside your property line, this applies to corner lots as well.
Garage Sale Pic_thumb.jpgThis is illegal, you will be cited. Garage sale signs cannot be placed upon a right-of-way, traffic sign, signal or utility pole.

For more information about obtaining a Garage Sale Permits & Signs call (830) 774-8553