Any Chicago resident planning to hold a garage, yard, or apartment sale is required to hold a permit.  These permits are free.  The sale can only be held in front of your home.  You can hold two sales per calendar year, unless a third sale is needed because you are permanently moving from your residence.  Proof of a move is required to obtain this third permit.


All such sales are limited in duration to three consecutive days between 9:00 a.m. and sunset.  In case of rain, the sale can be held during the next three days after the permit period, but is still limited to three total days.  If more than one household is joining in a single sale, each household needs its own permit even if the sale is at the address of only one participating household.


The ordinance specifically prohibits advertising these sales with signs posted anywhere except on the property where the sale is taking place.  Violators face fines ranging from $50 to $500 with each day representing a separate offense.


To obtain your permit, drop-off, email, or fax this application form along with proof of residency at least two weeks prior to the starting date.



The 46th Ward Service Office is located at 4544 N. Broadway.  Our fax number is 773-878-4920 and our email address is  Our phone number is 773-878-4646.



The 46th Ward Streets and Sanitation office is located at 5853 N. Broadway. Their phone number is 773-744-5030.