Bryan garage sales now require permits

Eagle Staff Report

The Bryan Police Department is warning residents that a permit is now required to legally hold a garage sale in the city.

Permits can be obtained for $3 from Building Services at the Municipal Building, said Officer Walt Melnyk, a spokesman for the police department.

Anyone found operating a garage sale without a permit may be cited and the sale shut down, Melnyk said. Random checks of garage sales will be conducted and officers will check for permits, he said.

The police department also is warning people not to place signs advertising garage sales on utility poles or street signs, Melnyk said.

If a sign is found to be posted illegally, it may be confiscated by police and held in storage until the owner pays $25 along with a $5-per-day storage fee, Melnyk said.

Questions regarding where a sign may legally be placed can be directed to the Bryan Code Enforcement office at 209-5544.

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