Apply for a Garage Sale Permit

Would you like to host a garage sale in the City of Miami? The City requires a permit to host a garage sale at a residential property in order to protect local businesses. Without a permit, you risk getting a fine. 


TIP: You should submit your application at least ten business days before the requested date.

Step 1.Determine Your Eligibility

The City of Miami allows residents to hold two garage sales per year (over the same 12 month period). If you've already held two garage sales in a 12 month period, you will be able to host another one (1) year from the date of the first garage sale. 

Property owners found in violation of the Garage Sale requirement shall have his garage sale privileges revoked for one (1) calendar year in addition to any Code Enforcement fines that may be allowed by law.If you need to view the City of Miami code regarding Garage Sales, you can visit Municode

If you have any questions, please contact Code Compliance - 

Step 2.Prepare Documents

You will need:

  • Proof of ID/residence (Driver's license or Voter ID Card).

  • If you are no the home owner, or if the garage sale is going to be located at a multifamily residential building, a school, or a place of worship must; you must get written and notarized permission from the property owner (see below).

Step 3.Get Permission from Property Owner

If you are not the property owner, you will need to get written permission from the property owner or their designated representative stating that you may hold a garage sale on their property (include the exact address) on the designated date.

NOTE: This letter must be notarized, and you will have to update a copy of the notarized letter in your application. 

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Step 4.Apply for a Garage Sale Permit

Complete Application