Garage and Yard Sale Registration

    The City of Los Banos encourages residents to host garage and yard sales as a great way to recycle your unwanted household items and make money while doing it. In order to prevent these rummage sales from becoming a proprietary business of a residence, the City of Los Banos adopted Ordinance No. 1144 requiring anyone who wishes to conduct a garage or yard sale to register with the City.

    All garage or yard sales shall be registered with the City through the Community and Economic Development Department, prior to the time of the sale. Registration can be done using either the online form or a paper form available in the Community & Economic Development Department at City Hall at 520 J Street. Registration must be received by the Community & Economic Development Department by 4:00 p.m. the last business day before the expected sale.

    Online registration is simple and easy. All you need to do is fill in the fields below and submit the online form by 4:00 p.m. the last business day before an expected sale in order to register. Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

    If you have any questions about this process, please contact the Community & Economic Development Department at (209) 827-7000 ext. 2445.

    Contact Information

    Name* (First and Last)

    House Number* (enter a numerical value here)

    Street Name*

    Be sure to include the correct ending (Ct., Way, Ln.). For streets beginning with a direction (e.g. W. J Street) be sure to include the street direction “N, S, E, W."

    Nearest Cross Street *

    (i.e. Second Street)

    Unit Number (if applicable)

    Email Address *

    This is for our use only to contact you with confirmation of your registration and/or questions regarding your registration.

    Phone Number *

    Area Code and Number, ex. (209) XXX-XXXX. Again, for your use only if we need to contact you.

    Sale Dates

    What date(s) will you be selling? Include start date and end date.

    Date format: month/day/year (ex. 01/31/2016)

    Start Date (first date of sale)*
    End Date (last date of sale)*

    Notes (optional)

    Indicate any changes or cancellation of a previously submitted registration

    Submit Registration

    Selection of each box below is required for submission of registration.

    By selecting this box and submitting this registration, you agree to hold your sale on the date(s) shown between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

    If a correction or cancellation is necessary, please submit another form with the correct information and indicate the cancellation or changes made in the “Notes” section. Be sure to include your confirmation number. Corrections or cancellation must be made by the registration deadline to be effective.

    By selecting this box and submitting this registration, you agree to follow these signage standards:

    • No more than one sign shall be posted on the premises of the garage sale.

    • No more than two freestanding signs shall be posted off-site, subject to the written permission of the property owner on whose property the sign may be placed. Each off-site sign shall not exceed six square feet in area.

    • All signs shall be removed within twenty-four hours of the conclusion of the garage sale.

    Remember, it is illegal to affix signs to utility poles or traffic lights, street sign poles, in medians, in the public right-of-way, or on any public facility.

    The City is authorized to remove garage sale signs that are not in compliance with these standards. Please keep track of your signs and remove according to these standards.

    By selecting this box and submitting this registration, you acknowledge that you have read and understand the following:

    According to Los Banos Municipal Code Sections 9-3.3803(b)(5)(a-d), four garage or yard sales in any twelve-month period, not exceeding two consecutive days each, shall be deemed a use incidental to the residential use of a property. Garage or yard sales in excess of this limit shall be prohibited in all residential zones. Garage sales are limited to the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. No outdoor storage shall be allowed. All sale items shall be removed from public view at the end of each sale date. All merchandise to be sold shall be displayed on a private lot and not within the public right-of-way.

    For verification purposes, please type in the text you see below: