A permit is required to conduct a garage/occasional sale and must be displayed on the premises at the sale.
Garage sale permits can be obtained online
or at the Village of Schaumburg, Community Development Department, 101 Schaumburg Court, Monday through Friday, between 8am and 6pm, or by calling 847.923.4430.
Once you create your account and complete the Garage Sale Permit - your listing will display on our Garage Sale map (typically 2 hours after your Permit was created)
(Chapter 118, Sections 118.01-118.09)
Garage sales are allowed for three (3) consecutive days from Thursday to Sunday from the hours of 9am to 6pm within any twelve month period of January 1 through December 31. For each residence, garage sales are limited to two (2) permits a year for each address for a maximum of six (6) days in total.
Any item, good, ware, or merchandise offered for sale shall have been used or intended for the personal use of the person or family member of the person who is conducting the garage sale. Items purchased for resale purposes shall not be allowed to be offered for sale at any garage sale.
The person conducting the garage sale may place on display any goods, wares, or merchandise up to the front property line, but only on that portion of the front yard which is paved (i.e., driveway). Such displays may not extend beyond the property line. Articles for sale may be displayed inside the garage, inside the back yard, and on a side driveway of the house if one exists.
House signs shall be displayed only in the area from the lot line (public sidewalk) to the thirty foot line (front building line of house) of the premises where the sale is being held. Such house signs shall not exceed six square feet in gross surface area for each exposed face, nor exceed an aggregate of twelve square feet and each elevated to a height no greater than three feet from the ground to the top of the sign. Balloons, streamers, etc. are prohibited.
The Illinois Department of Public Health Food Service Sanitation Code prohibits the sale of food and preparation of food for sale from any residential dwelling. However, the Village of Schaumburg Department of Health and Human Services will permit the sale of canned soft drinks and individually prepackaged bags of snacks and candy only. The sale of glass bottles is prohibited. Residents selling the soft drinks and snacks, and any other residents participating in the garage sale, shall be responsible for removing any trash along the streets, parkways, and other public areas that accumulate due to the sale of such foods.
If your property is governed by a Homeowner’s Association, please remember to check with your Association for any additional requirements or regulations.
If you wish to donate unsold garage sale items, the following list includes agencies that provide services to citizens of Schaumburg Township that have expressed interest in receiving garage sale items.
622 S. Roselle Road
Schaumburg, IL 60193
Pick up service for Furniture only
825 E. Nerge Rd.
Pick up service available
300 West Golf Road
Schaumburg, IL 60195
Furniture Pickup: 224-938-3902
1001 Rohlwing Road
Elk Grove Village IL 60007