Garage Sales

Longwood City Code Chapter 66 - Secondhand Goods

A garage sale is defined as a sale by a resident within the City of Longwood, of secondhand items belonging to said resident, which shall take place at the residential site of the resident conducting the garage sale.

Please be advised that the following is a listing of rules pertaining to garage sales within the Longwood City Limits:
  • A free garage sale permit must be obtained, prior to the sale, at Longwood City Hall, 175 West Warren Avenue, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The permit must be publicly displayed at the sale.
  • A garage sale will only be authorized during daylight hours, must not last more than 48 hours, and may not be conducted by any resident more than once every 3 months.
  • Sale goods shall not be displayed outside the house, garage, carport, or driveway, except that which might normally be located on the lawn or yard (such as furniture, swing set, etc.).
  • One garage sale sign may be placed in a yard at a residence where the sale is to be held and no more than 5 off-premises signs. Garage sale signs shall not exceed a maximum of 4 square feet. Signs may be placed after 5 p.m. the day before the sale and must be removed by 8 a.m. following the last day of the sale. Signs shall not be located within any right-of-way. If signs are placed improperly, Code Enforcement officers will remove them.
Parking shall be controlled by the resident so as not to be a hazard, or create any congestion on adjacent streets.

If the sale is cancelled for any reason, the resident must call City Hall, give reason for cancellation and if desired reschedule the sale. If you have any questions concerning the permit process, please call the City Clerk’s office at 407-260-3440. For questions regarding placement of signs, please call Code Enforcement at 407-260-3409.