***Please note, Council has adopted a new Ordinance that adds a fine of $5.00 per sign for garage sale signs that are not picked up within 48 hours from the date of sale. This fine will be applied to the applicant’s utility bill***
Garage Sales are not posted November through March.
Regular Garage Sale Permits
In order to have a garage sale you need to fill out a Garage Sale Permit and turn it in at the Development Center at City Hall, located at 2500 N. Choctaw Rd. The price of a garage sale permit includes three signs, if you need additional signs, they can be purchased individually. You may not post any garage sale signs other than the signs provided by City Hall. If you live outside of City limits, you do not need a permit however only City issued signs are allowed to be posted within City limits, and these can be purchased individually. Permits purchased by noon on Thursday will be posted on the website.
Choctaw’s City Wide Garage Sale is held on the first Saturday in May. Garage Sales held on City Wide Saturday are free, no permit required, however if you wish to extend your sale beyond the single day you must buy a permit and pay $3.00 per extra day, price includes an extra sign. You will need to submit a City Wide Garage Sale application to City Hall in order to be registered for this event. Applications need to be turned into City Hall by the Wednesday prior to the event in order to be registered on the map.
If participating in the Citywide garage sale you may place a homemade sign in your yard, however any other signs posted must be Official City Garage Sale signs which can be purchased at City Hall.
The City will prepare a map of all garage sales participating in the Citywide sale. Maps will be available online and at City Hall on the Friday before the event. Any further questions, please contact our Permit Department at 390-8198.