Garage Sales

Permits are required for garage sales

By city ordinance, garage sales, rummage sales, yard sales and other such sales require a city permit. Regulating garage sales prevents the accumulation of unsightly cardboard signs littering streets and utility poles. Permits also prevent those who would otherwise conduct constant garage sales from single family homes, and generally keeps residential areas clean and free of constant heavy traffic. Click here for garage sale application.

Residents conducting garage sales, yard sales and other similar such sales must obtain a permit in person at:
Development Services Department
City Annex Building

601 Moore Avenue
 Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                         Office Phone: (361) 777- 4550 


Permits cost $15.00 - Cash, credit card and checks are acceptable forms of payment.

What you get for your permit fee

We provide you with 3 garage sale signs and publish your sale on the city website. Additional signs can be purchased for $3.00 each. The weekly garage sale list is updated each Friday by the close of business. Any permits issued by the police department after the close of business on Friday will not be included in the list below. Signs can be placed on city property and on city right-of-way. Only signs issued by the city can be used to advertise a garage sale.


Address Begin Date End Date Description
1612 Austin St 09/30/2023 09/30/2023 8:00 am - 11:00 am: Household goods, concrete footings, books, clothes, miter saw with table, grill, fire pit, and more.
1113 La Mirada  09/30/2023 10/01/2023 7:00 am - 12:00 pm: Bedroom set, dining set, baby clothes/toys, and home decor. 
203 Frio 09/30/2023 09/30/2023 8:00 am - 1:00 pm: Moving Sale - Kitchen, wall hangings, women's clothes/shoes, some furniture, knickknacks, purses, housewares, books.
2223 Aspen Dr 09/23/2023 09/23/2023 8:00 am: Moving Sale! Household items, Holiday Decorations, Halloween, XMAS, Yard Balloons
207 San Saba 09/23/2023 09/23/2023 8:00 am - 4:00 pm: Kitchen, some furniture, purses, wall hangings, lots of houseware, knickknacks, elementary/middle school clothing, womens/mens clothing, curtains, linens, shoes, Halloween costumes for girls and more.
127 E Janin Cir 09/22/2023 09/23/2023 8:00 am - 2:00 pm: Clothes, shoes, dishes.
2103 Tallow Dr 09/29/2023 09/30/2023 7:00 am - 3:00 pm: Clothes, tables game, bed clothes, accessories, home decor, and more.
2200 Timberline Dr 09/23/2023 09/23/2023 9:00 am: Boy clothes, tools.
1137 La Mirada 09/23/2023 09/23/2023 7:00 am - 12:00 pm: Clothes, shoes, kitchen/ living decor, car tiles, rims