Any resident planning to hold a garage, yard or apartment sale is required to apply for a permit. Permits are free. You may hold up to two sales per calendar year unless a third sale is needed due to a permanent move from your residence. If you live a multi-unit building please coordinate with your neighbors.

Sales cannot be held for longer than three consecutive days and must occur between 9:00 a.m. and sunset. In case of rain, the permit can be reissued for a later date. If more than one household is joining in a single sale, each household needs its own permit even if the sale is at the address of only one participating household.

Signs advertising the sale may only be posted on the property where the sale is taking place or other private property with permission. Violators face fines for posting advertisement on City property like parkway trees, light poles and park fences.

​Filing a Permit Application

You can submit your completed application along with proof of residence (driver's license, state ID, or current utility bill) with by coming to our office at 6272 W. North Avenue, faxing these documents to (773) 237-6418 or emailing them to

​Click here to download the application.