Tag Sale Ordinance
History: Adopted by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Chicopee on December 18, 2007 by Ordinance Number 07-84. This ordinance provided for an effective date of March 31, 2008.
Definitions §244-1: For the purposes of this chapter, a "tag sale," "cellar sale," "garage sale," "lawn sale," "rummage sale," "attic sale," "yard sale," "estate sale" or its equivalent shall be defined as the sale of new or used items offered for sale, barter, or trade to the general public when conducted in whole or in part in a residential zone.
Time Restrictions § 244-2: All tag sales/yard sales as hereinabove defined shall be held for no more then a continuous 72-hour period and the sale hours shall be limited to 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. All items for sale must be removed at the conclusion of the 72-hour period and secured in the owner's primary residence.
Frequency §244-3: A tag sale/yard sale as hereinabove defined may be conducted only from the owner's primary residence or from the primary location of the nonprofit organization. No more than 3 tag sales may be conducted from the same residence per calendar year in a residential zone. More than 3 tag sales would violate the Zoning Ordinance.
Signs §244-4: No notices, advertising signs or directional signs are to be attached to utility poles or street signs. Signs must be removed at the end of the 72-hour period.
Enforcement §244-5: The Building Inspector's office as the zoning office shall enforce this chapter.
Violations & Penalties §244-6:
A violation of this chapter results in a fine of $50 pursuant to Chapter 132.