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Overabundance of Yard Sales Lead to Regulations
Posted on: 06/03/2014
By  Justin Bradley

(MARIETTA, OH) - Sometimes, people like to clean out their closets during the summer and sell things they either no longer use or want.

That means you’re likely to see several yard sales throughout the summer.  In Marietta’s case, sometimes too many. 

Due to the overabundance of yard sales in recent times, the Marietta police will be stopping by yard sales to enforce ordinances that could result in misdemeanor charges if they’ve violated.

Captain Jeff Waite of the Marietta Police Department explains.

“We have had some individuals have yard sales pretty much every weekend for the summer, and you’re only allowed to have four yard sales for the summer,” he says.

Waite says yard sales can also only run four consecutive days and reminds people to register their yard sales with City Hall.

Waite says registering with the Mayor’s office is quick and easy.  He says if you plan on having more than one yard sale this year, to keep that “four per year” rule in mind.

According to Captain Waite, you’ll need to contact City Hall or stop by in person to register.

“They’ll just need a little bit of information—that’s all there is to it,” he says.

To register your yard sale—or yard sales—give Mayor Joe Matthews’ office a call at 373-1387, or visit in person at City Hall on 301 Putnam Street in downtown Marietta.

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