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Official Notification – New Garage Sale Ordinance Effective January 20, 2023

The City of El Centro has approved a new Garage Sale Ordinance that will be effective on January 20, 2023.  A garage sale permit is still required to hold a garage sale. The garage sale permit is free of charge. A violation of the ordinance will result in an infraction and will be enforced through the administrative citation process. The first citation will have a fine of $100.

What residents should know:

  • Residents are required to obtain a permit to hold a garage sale. The permit is issued free of charge.
  • No more than one (1) permit will be issued to the same person or for the same address within any calendar month.
  • Garage sales may take place over two (2) consecutive days.
  • Signs advertising a garage sale shall not be posted on public property, public right-of-way, utility poles, or street sign poles. Other restrictions apply.
  • Sale of items purchased for the purpose of resale are prohibited.


Community Development Department

Code Enforcement Division

1275 W Main St. El Centro, CA 92243

(760) 337-4266

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