Garage Sale 

Garage Sale 

Garage Sale Permits are Mandatory

A permit is required to conduct a garage/occasional sale and must be displayed on the premises at the sale.

 

Garage sale permits can be obtained online

or at the Village of Schaumburg, Community Development Department, 101 Schaumburg Court, Monday through Friday, between 8am and 6pm, or by calling 847.923.4420.

 

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Garage Sale Regulations

 

(Chapter 118, Sections 118.01-118.09)

 

Garage sales are allowed for two consecutive days from Thursday to Sunday from the hours of 9am to 6pm within any twelve month period of January 1 through December 31. Garage sales are also restricted to two  permits a year for each address.

 

Any item, good, ware, or merchandise offered for sale shall have been used or intended for the personal use of the person or family member of the person who is conducting the garage sale. Items purchased for resale purposes shall not be allowed to be offered for sale at any garage sale.

 

The person conducting the garage sale may place on display any goods, wares, or merchandise up to the front property line, but only on that portion of the front yard which is paved (i.e., driveway). Such displays may not extend beyond the property line. Articles for sale may be displayed inside the garage, inside the back yard, and on a side driveway of the house if one exists.

 

 

Garage Sale Signs and Posting Regulations

 

House signs shall be displayed only in the area from the lot line (public sidewalk) to the thirty foot line (front building line of house) of the premises where the sale is being held. Such house signs shall not exceed six square feet in gross surface area for each exposed face, nor exceed an aggregate of twelve square feet and each elevated to a height no greater than three  feet from the ground to the top of the sign. Balloons, streamers, etc. are prohibited.

 

  • Four directional signs for any one garage sale shall be allowed subject to the following restrictions:
  • Each sign shall not exceed six square feet in gross surface area per sign face.
  • Each sign shall denote the address of the garage sale.
  • Signs shall be elevated to a height no greater than three feet from the ground to the top of the sign.
  • A sign shall not be placed in any manner to obstruct any line of vision for drivers of any vehicle.
  • Only one garage sale sign to the same address may be posted on one track of real estate or intersection.
  • All signs must be removed no later than three hours after conclusion of the sale, and in no event later than 9pm on the Sunday of the sale.

 

Food and Drink Regulations

 

The Illinois Department of Public Health Food Service Sanitation Code prohibits the sale of food and preparation of food for sale from any residential dwelling. However, the Village of Schaumburg Department of Health and Human Services will permit the sale of canned soft drinks and individually prepackaged bags of snacks and candy only. The sale of glass bottles is prohibited. Residents selling the soft drinks and snacks, and any other residents participating in the garage sale, shall be responsible for removing any trash along the streets, parkways, and other public areas that accumulate due to the sale of such foods.

 

If your property is governed by a Homeowner’s Association, please remember to check with your Association for any additional requirements or regulations.

 

Donation Opportunities

 

If you wish to donate unsold garage sale items, the following list includes agencies that provide services to citizens of Schaumburg Township that have expressed interest in receiving garage sale items.

 

Kenneth Young Center

1001 Rohlwing Road

Elk Grove Village IL 60007

 

Telephone: 847.524.8800

 

 

Kenneth Young Precious Gift Thrift Shop

1150 S. Roselle Road

Schaumburg, IL 60193

 

Telephone: 847.891.0978

Pick up service available

Shelter Inc. Thrift Shop

622 S. Roselle Road

Schaumburg, IL 60193

 

Telephone: 847.534.0276

Pick up service for Furniture only

Salvation Army Community Center Thrift Shop

935 E. Irving Park Road

Streamwood, IL 60107

 

Telephone: 630.736.9248

Pick up service available

Wings Resale Store

855 W. Higgins

Schaumburg, IL

 
Telephone: 847.884.7411

 

 

 

 

 
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