Garage Sale Permits

Effective October 2, 2023, the Finance Department Revenue Division will be located at City Hall, 200 Lincoln Ave.

All Finance transactions, including business license applications and renewals, parking permits, garage sale permits, and impounded vehicle release fees will be processed at the Finance Department in City Hall.

For Garage Sale Permits, complete the application(PDF, 339KB) and email it along with a copy of your Driver's License for proof of address to to obtain your permit. Completed applications may also be submitted in person at the Finance Department.

Garage/Yard sales are regulated by Chapter 15A of the Salinas Municipal Code. A permit, which may be obtained for a fee of $14.50 from the Finance Department, is required for all residential garage/yard sales. Questions or complaints regarding garage/yard sales may be directed to (831) 758-7211. Please allow 3 business days for your request to be processed.

Permit Limitations

No permit shall be issued to the same person or for the same address within any twelve (12) month period. No permit is transferable to another person or address.

Sign Display

A sign, no larger than four (4) square feet in area, may be displayed on the premises announcing the sale during the permitted time of the sale. No sign shall be displayed at any location off the premises.

Time Limit of Sale

No permit shall be issued and no sale shall be permitted for more than three (3) consecutive days or two (2) consecutive weekends of two (2) days each. The garage/yard sale shall not be conducted before 8:00 a.m. or after 6:00 p.m. on the permitted days.