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Panama City Beach, Florida
Yard Sale Rules
September 4, 2015
1. Purpose of regulation of yard sales within the Glades:
The purpose of this regulation is to provide a way for residents to hold a yard sale within established rules while protecting all community interests, including the interests of those holding the sale.
2. Reasons for regulation of yard sales within the Glades:
Our streets and properties have minimal space for additional parking and traffic. Lawns and other property have been damaged by people attempting to park at yard sales. Traffic has been disrupted and blocked since parking on the street is often the only option. Homeowner access to their properties has been disrupted. Deliveries and services to homes and lawns have been disrupted because service vehicles could not enter, park, or exit. The existing covenant that prohibits operating a business from a home is broken if good are purchased or otherwise collected for sale. The existing rule that prohibits creating a nuisance is cited by residents disrupted by yard sales.
3. Scope:
This regulation applies to the sale of goods and materials of any type.
It applies to all owners, renters, residents, guests, visitors, sellers, buyers and potential buyers or any other persons related to the sale.
It applies to all properties (homes and lots) subject to payment of fees to the Glades Owners Association as well as to common areas and streets.
It applies to all activities commonly known as yard sales, garage sales, estate sales, moving sales, and any other manner of sale of goods from properties and areas listed above.
For rented properties, the Owner - as for all covenants, by-laws, and rules of the Association - is responsible to inform the Renter of this policy and ensure compliance with the policy. Renting does not relieve the Owner of responsibilities to the Association.
4. Goods eligible for sale
The purpose of a Yard Sale is to allow a homeowner or renter to sell goods belonging to and used by the person, family, or household that are no longer needed or wanted. Goods purchased or collected outside the home primarily to resell are prohibited.
5. Permit required:
An Application for Yard Sale Permit must be submitted to the Glades Environmental Committee at least twenty calendar days prior to the first date requested for the sale. The completed application must be e-mailed or hand delivered to the Chairman of the Environmental Committee or in his or her absence to a designated committee member.
The Environmental Committee must approve or deny the request no later than the fifth calendar day after the day the request was received. Denial of a request must include reason(s) for denial. A denial may be appealed like any other action of the Environmental Committee.
6. Permit Approval:
Each approval is for a maximum sale time of two consecutive days. A rain date may be designated on the Permit Application.
Permits will normally be approved if the following are true:
 The request complies with Paragraph 7, Frequency of Sales
 The request complies with Paragraph 8, Coordination of multiple sales on the same day
 Association fees for the property are current
 All active non-compliance issues with covenants, by-laws and rules are resolved prior to approval
 All non-compliance fines are paid in full
 Requestor does not have a history of noncompliance with Glades Yard Sale Rules
7. Frequency of sales
A maximum of two permits will be approved for an address each calendar year. Sales at a given address will not be approved to occur closer together than ninety days. The Environmental Committee will maintain a file of sales by property to determine eligibility for approval.
8. Exceptions to Sections 6 and 7
At the discretion of the Environmental Committee, for special situations that cause a household to be moved or dissolved, resulting in disposition of significant goods and assets, a sale may be approved for a length of more than two days, a sale frequency shorter than ninety days, or a third sale in the calendar year. Specific terms are to be agreed between the Environmental Committee and the Responsible Applicant, written and signed by both parties. Copies of the agreement must be provided to the Association President and Treasurer immediately on signing or soon thereafter but in all cases at least one week prior to the sale
9. Coordination of multiple sales on the same day
If multiple sales are requested for the same date, the first-requested sale will be approved if conditions for approval are met. After one approval for a date, subsequent requests for the same date will be reviewed for problems such as traffic, parking, or other issues due to proximity of sales. If problems are deemed to exist and the subsequent requestor cannot mitigate the concerns, a different date or location may be required to gain approval.
10. Time of sale
Yard sales are permitted from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Setup and cleanup may occur outside these times but cleanup should be complete no later than 4:00 PM. Early shoppers should be discouraged and should not be served before 8:00 AM.
11. Multiple Family Sales
Multiple family sales may be considered by the Environmental Committee with an eye toward keeping the size reasonable related to space available for parking and traffic flow. A responsible party from each participating family or household will submit an application. Each family participating in a multiple family sale will use one of their two maximum sales per calendar year. The term family is used broadly to include those associated with and living together in a home eligible to hold a Glades yard sale.
12. Notice of scheduled sale
On the day of sale, the approved permit must be displayed prominently at the sale location beneath the house number on the house or the mailbox while the sale is in progress. This shows that the sale is approved. Holding a sale without an approved permit will result in a $200 fine and immediate closure of the sale when discovered.
The Association will provide three professionally lettered signs saying Yard Sale and the Street Name. These are to be deployed at each entrance to The Glades on the day prior to the sale. The signs are to be returned in good condition no later than the day after the sale. Signs not returned will be replaced by the Association and charged at cost to the person who signed the Sale Application.
13. Parking
The responsible person who applied for a yard sale permit and was granted approval is responsible for enforcing the following rules: No parking on anyone’s grass. Park on one side of the street only, the side where the sale is being held. Do not block any driveway or fire hydrant. To assist in meeting this responsibility, the Association will provide six orange cones and a sign saying No Parking This Side to be deployed on the side of the street opposite the sale. These materials are to be returned in good condition no later than the day after the sale. Materials not returned will be replaced by the Association and charged at cost to the person who signed the Sale Application.
14. Indemnify and Hold Harmless the Glades Owners Association
The Glades Application to hold a sale requires that the applicant indemnifies and holds harmless the Glade’s Homeowner’s Association and its officers, agents, and homeowners (other than the applicant) against any claims, loss, injury, non-payment, insufficient payment, misrepresentation, or other damage that may arise from the sale process (application, planning for, setting up, carrying out, moving, storing, shipping, loading, and cleaning up after the sale). The sale is between buyer and seller.
15. Insurance:
The Applicant/Seller, through homeowners insurance or other forms of personal insurance, is responsible for any claims that arise from the sale process. The Glades Homeowner’s Association provides no insurance to cover this activity.
16. Security:
If any needs related to safety, security, traffic control, disputes or emergency services arise from the sale, the applicant/seller is fully responsible. Other than providing this framework of rules to allow sales, The Glades Homeowner’s Association provides no direction, control, or responsibility for carrying out the sale or for individual sale transactions.