If you are planning a garage or yard sale in the City of Chicago you must have a permit. Residents are limited to 3 sales per year, with the third sale being a moving sale. Each Garage sale is limited to 3 consecutive days between 9:00 a.m. and sunset.
The permits are FREE and must be displayed during the sale period. The form must be filled out completely, signed and proof of residency must be shown. Applications for garage sales in the 18th Ward may be faxed to the 18th Ward Service Office at (773) 471-2227 or brought in to the 18th Ward Service Office at 8146 South Kedzie.
NOTE: According to ordinance 10-8-320, you may not advertise your sale by posting signs or any other material (flags, banners, etc.) on any city property (i.e. light poles, traffic signals, bus stops, etc.) including string banners between light poles. You are entitled to post signs on your own property only.