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Garage sale season underway, many cities around the Ozarks require permits

Updated: Jun. 4, 2021 at 3:48 PM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Spring is a popular time of year for garage sales in the Ozarks.

“I’m a thrift shopper too, so this is just outside thrift shopping,” said Kristi Castor, a garage sale shopper.

Residents are taking advantage of finding treasure in someone’s trash, some even donating to people in need.

“I will sometimes buy things and then donate it to people because they won’t go out,” Dianna Blankenship another garage sale shopper.

However, before setting up shop, homeowners should be aware that many cities require garage sale permits.

Springfield city leaders remind citizens that the registration process is free, but homes are only allowed to host two sales per year.

Licensing Supervisor Lori Stubbeman said the permits are required in order to help control traffic in Springfield neighborhoods.

“Several years back, it came to our attention that there were issues in neighborhoods with excessive sales and traffic concerns from neighborhoods,” Stubbeman said. “So, an ordinance was passed that allows residents to register sales free of charge.”

Follow these links to garage sale permits:

Springfield

Branson

Nixa

Ozark

Osage Beach

Aurora

Marshfield

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