Garage Sales

Having a garage sale in the city of Red Oak? Garage sales are a great way to clean out unwanted items and make some extra money, but there are some rules you need to follow. The tips below will help you have a safe and legal sale!!


  • Garage sales can only be at a residence. (No sales at vacant lots, corners or businesses without a permit.)
  • Garage sales can be held for no longer than 72 hours.
  • No more than 3 garage sales can be held at a location within any 12 month period.


  • You can only have 2 signs which may be no larger than 4 square feet in size.
  • Signs must be on private property with permission of the property owner. NOTE: Signs placed in the right of way (on corners or along roadways) are regularly removed by city staff.
  • Signs can not block visibility at intersections even if on private property. Double check that you’re not creating a traffic hazard when placing a sign!
  • No illuminated signs are allowed in residential areas.
If the sale is a fundraiser for a community service cause, you are not a garage sale and may have more flexibility with your sale. Please call 972-576-3414.

Good luck with your sale!!

If you have any questions please contact Developmental Services at 972-576-3414 or in person at 411 W. Red Oak, Red Oak, TX 75154.