200 S. Hough Street  Barrington, IL 60010 | (847) 304-3400

Garage Sales 

A permit to hold a garage sale is no longer required.  However, all garage sales must adhere to the following regulations: 

Garage Sale General Regulations

  • Garage sales are permitted on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Garage sales are permitted between the hours of 9:00 am and sunset.
  • No more than three (3) garage sales may be conducted on the same premises within any calendar year
  • No more than one (1) garage sale may be conducted on the same premises within any thirty (30) day period.

Garage Sale Sign Regulations

  • One (1) garage sale sign is permitted per garage sale, except that garage sales on corner lots may have two (2) signs (one per frontage).
  • Garage sale signs may only be posted on private property or on the street right-of-way directly in front of the lot on which the garage sale is being held.
  • Garage sale signs may only be posted on the day(s) of the garage sale and must be removed by 9:00 pm on the last day of the sale.
  • Garage sale signs shall not exceed eight (8) square feet in surface area and five (5) feet in height.
  • Signs advertising garage sales located off the premises of the sale will be promptly removed.