City Council Discusses Yard Sale Ordinance


By Tammy Moore Teague

At Thursday night’s Mansfield City Council meeting, City Attorney Matt Ketcham presented members with information regarding an ordinance that would regulate yard sales within the city.

The ordinance would require permits for yard sales, which would have to be obtained through city hall. The council discussed charging for the permits, but Ketcham advised against it saying it would “be a nightmare to keep track of.”

Reasons for the ordinance include the city’s ability to track the locations of the sales and to ensure that the signs are taken down in a timely manner. “If not,” added Ketcham, they can be fined.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

2 Replies to “City Council Discusses Yard Sale Ordinance”

  1. Katherine Fittin says:

    The city has already made places in town off limits for yard sales, don’t make people have to pay get permits for yard sales . That would also hinder some sales as fundraisiers ! Fines for not removing signs in a timely manor is fair!

  2. Sonny Bell says:

    Why not have a sign ordinance and kill several birds with one stone?

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