Is a permit needed for a garage sale? What about estate or liquidation sales; is a permit necessary for those as well?

No permit is needed for a garage sale, however certain restrictions do apply:

  • Items offered for sale should not be displayed in the front of the property.
  • No more than two garage or yard sales per calendar year may be conducted at any one property.
  • Each garage or yard sale may run for no more than three consecutive calendar days.
  • Hours for such sales shall be no earlier than 8 a.m. and no later than 6 p.m.
  • Garage and yard sales must be conducted by the owner(s) of the personal items to be sold.


Call 216-291-2323 or Email Community Relations for further details. Permits are needed for estate and liquidation sales; such permits can be obtained in the:

Community Relations Office
40 Severance Circle
City Hall
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

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