Ask 2: Why does the city allow people to have garage sales 7 days a week, 365 days a year?
HOUSTON – As part of KPRC’s Ask 2, we’ve invited you to ask us questions about Houston that you’ve wondered about, and we will try to hunt down the answer for you.
Question: Why does the city allow people to have garage sales 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All down Fulton and Chapman street?
The City of Houston doesn’t regulate garage or yard sales, therefore there is not a permit required to organize one.
The Office of the State Comptroller regulates sales.
Residents can have only two garage sales within a 12-month period. Any more, the resident must obtain a sales tax permit from the state.
However, many subdivisions may prohibit solicitation and commercial businesses.
To apply for a permit, visit the State Comptroller website.
To report a garage sale violation in Houston, call 311.
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