Yard Sales Have Returned; Don’t Forget To File For Free Permit

Photo: Yard sales in Belmont.

With the return of yard sale season, the Belmont Town Clerk’s office reminds residents to file for on of your free yard sale permits by visiting the Town Clerk’s web page, before the start of your sale.

Click here to file for a private sale permit for free.

In order to hold a private sale – also known as garage sales, yard sales, tag sales, – in Belmont, you must first register for a free Private Sale Permit per new Belmont General Bylaw 60-900. To apply for your free Private Sale Permit you will need to fill out the online form and have the following information available: 

  • Your last name, first name, phone number and e-mail address.
  • The address in Belmont where the private sale will be held.
  • The starting and ending dates of the sale. Note that these dates must be on a Saturday and/or Sunday 
  • The starting and ending times for the sale

Please note that for Neighborhood Sales, each address must file for its own Private Sale Permit.*

You will receive the permit via email as soon as you submit the request for the specified date, time, and address. If you do not see an email from townclerk@belmont-ma.gov, check your Spam or Junk Mail folder.

If you do not have access to the internet or email, contact the Town Clerk’s office at (617) 993-2600 or visit us in person at Town Hall for assistance.

Private sales are limited to three per address per calendar year. If you have applied for a permit and the sale is canceled due to rain, contact the Town Clerk to have that permit restored to your annual allowance.

If the database indicates that three such sales have already occurred at the address, no additional permits will be issued for the current calendar year.

Not only do you fulfill the bylaw requirement and receive a bit of free advertising in exchange. Yard Sale hunters can easily search for Belmont sales as a list or on a map. Please visit www.Belmont-ma.gov, Enter Yard Sale in the search bar at the top of the website. 

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