City of Southfield waives garage sale permit fees August 6-13 for National Garage Sale Day

August 9, 2022

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The city of Southfield will waive all garage sale permit fees citywide for the week of August 6-13 in recognition of National Garage Sale Day on August 13, 2022.

Under Southfield City Code, a permit from the City Clerk’s Office is normally required before residents can hold garage sales. Permits and permit fees will be waived for the seven-day event and registration at city hall is not required. Residents can make or purchase their own signs; however, placement can only be on private property and not in public rights-of-way. Permitted garage sale hours of operation will remain the same from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Participation will also not be counted against the limited number of garage sales that residents are permitted to hold annually.

“This is an opportunity for our residents to celebrate in the summer tradition of good, old fashioned garage sales without the typical added expense of fees and registration,” commented City Clerk Sherikia Hawkins. “We hope that entire neighborhoods come together with block sales and other related community activities as we clean out the closets and shop for those great bargains citywide!”

Homeowner and Condo Associations as well as individual residents that would like to promote their respective sales may e-mail with their particular dates, times and address(es) for inclusion on the City’s website and social media. There is no word count maximum and no photos will be accepted or included. Please note: this is not required to participate.

For more information on all other garage sale requirements, click on the following link or call the City Clerk’s Office at (248) 796-5150.