City of Brunswick Private Sale Permit Application
Private sales include garage sales, lawn sales, rummage sales, or any similar casual sale of tangible personal property, excluding the sale of homemade craft items.

COVID-19 Checklist for Garage Sales and Outdoor Retail Sales

Protecting Against COVID-19
Spring and summer are when we see garage sales, yard sales, and other outdoor sales pop up all over Ohio. Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D., MPH, strongly recommends that Ohioans take the following actions when having and/or attending these sales.

• Practice social distancing by doing the following:
1. Place posters encouraging social distancing for customers to see upon arrival and while shopping.
2. Set up tables and chairs within 6 feet apart.
3. Use heavy-duty tape to form a flow for customers to follow throughout the sale.
4. Ask customers to stand in a line, while spread apart, during a high traffic times.

• Clean all tables and chairs several times throughout the day.
1. Make sure all merchandise is washed and dried and/or wiped down with a disinfectant product before placing on a table or chair for sale.
2. Wipe down all tables and chairs using disinfectant at the end of the day or in the morning before the next day of the sale starts.

• Wear masks and disposable gloves at all times during the sale.

• Have hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol on tables and other places for customers to use.
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    This permit will be issued for four consecutive days, beginning with the date entered above.

  • Applicants must read and accept the terms and conditions of Private Sales and Temporary Signs Regulations by clicking the box below...

    (Per Chapter 860 of the Brunswick Codified Ordinances)

    1. Permits may be issued to any one household no more than four (4) times a year;
    2. No permit may be issued for more than four (4) consecutive days;
    3. Permits may be combined for a maximum sale of sixteen (16) consecutive days per year. Contact the Building Department at (330) 558-6830 if you would like to combine your permits;
    4. Private sales may be held only between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.;
    5. All items for sale, display signs, and other materials relating to the private sale must be removed from public view no later than 8:30 p.m. on the last day of the private sale.

    (Per Chapter 1270 of the Brunswick Codified Ordinances)
    Please note: the $5 permit fee has been waived until further notice.

    1. Up to four (4) temporary signs may be placed on or off the premises of private property, with the permission of the property owners;
    2. No sign can be placed so as to present a hazard to motorists or pedestrians;
    a. Signs cannot be placed in the street right of way, which is generally between the street and the sidewalks, road ditches or utility poles.
    3. Signs cannot be placed on any poles, walls, fences or other structures.