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Code Compliance Division
You don't need a permit to host a garage sale in Allen. However, you must follow the city's garage sale rules and sign regulations.
Garage Sale Rules
You may host 2 garage sales in a one-year period.
Garage sales must end within 3 days (72 hours).
Merchandise can't be acquired solely for the purpose of selling on the premises.
Garage Sale Signs
You can post three signs advertising your garage sale:
1 sign at your home
2 signs off-site, such as a street corner or neighborhood entrance
Signs can be no larger than 2 square feet.
Signs are not allowed in City right-of-ways, including medians and parkways.
Signs must be removed after sale.
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