Permits for garage/yard sales are not required and with the exception of garage/yard sale signage, they are not regulated by the zoning ordinance. However, when a use is not defined in the zoning ordinance Manheim Township searches from the Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Edition for the definition. Therefore, based on this definition, the Planning and Zoning Department considers garage/yard sales as the sale of used household or personal articles sold from the sellers own residential premise from time to time. The items offered for sale must be from the same household and residential premise from which they are sold.
If a person continually sells items from their residential property day after day, it would be considered operating a retail sales business from the property, and would be in violation of the zoning ordinance.
Garage/yard sales are not considered retail sales unless they bring items for sale from off-premise to sell at the property and/or continually sell items day after day from the residential property.
Manheim Township Police Department does not regulate garage sales. However, any traffic concerns should be directed to the Manheim Township Police Department.