Yard Sale Permits

Private Sales

(Yard Sale, Garage Sale, Tag Sale, etc.)

There is no fee associated with a Private Sale Permit.

In order to hold a private sale (also known as garage sales, yard sales, tag sales, etc.) 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 Email Address
     
  • The Address in Belmont where the Private Sale will be held
     
  • The starting and ending dates of the sale. These dates must be on a Saturday and/or Sunday
     
  • The starting and ending times for the sale

File for a Private Sale Permit for free.

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

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.

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.

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.

Please remember to remove all signs pertaining to your Private Sale at the close of the sale.

Click here for Belmont’s Private Sale Bylaw.

Click here to register your Private Sale. NO FEE IS REQUIRED.

Click here for a map displaying upcoming private sales in Belmont.

Click here for a list of Private Sales occuring within the next two weeks.