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Garage sale signs a nuisance for some cities

Stored under In the News on November 16, 2005 at 10:28 AM

Can you imagine paying a $500 fine for your garage sale sign? How about a $2000 fine? A total of 179 fines were handed out in recent months in Dallas where they are beginning to crack down on left over signs. A total of 110 signs where picked up over a recent weekend, 75 of them were from garage sales. Back in 1990, voters passed a referendum banning private signs in the public right a way. While opponents tried to fight it by telling them it would affect garage sale signs as well, 63% of voters still approved the measure.

It is unfortunate that there are sellers that cannot be responsible and pick up the sign immediately after their sale is over. Removing the sign serves dual purpose as it will officially close your sale and keeps your streets clean. There have been numerous times that I have seen the same sign on a street corner day after day on my way to work.

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