It’s now more convenient for folks to get a garage sale permit, so will they do it?
When I was writing earlier about a neighborhood garage sale event in an area just north of Lakewood, I was reminded that the City of Dallas, since October, requires a garage sale permit for households hoping to make a few extra bucks via a yard sale. These days, unlike when Rick Wamre wrote about it back then, you can purchase the permit either online or at your closest Dallas Public Library.
I wonder if people actually know about this. I seldom host garage sales, but have of late been plotting one with a family in the Lochwood area for later this month. Our conversations and plans never included “get a permit”. I’m guessing that a lot of folks are conveniently ignorant about the permit thing, or they just hope to get away with it.
In my kind of garage sale, $15 is like 5-10 used-clothing transactions and the accompanying haggling. Ugh.
Click to sign up for the Advocate’s weekly news digest and be the first to know what’s happening in Lakewood/East Dallas.