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Illegal garage sales, signs can be costly

Logansport residents who fail to get a permit before holding a garage sale could see their profits land in the city's hands.
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Logansport, Ind. - Logansport residents who fail to get a permit before holding a garage sale could see their profits land in the city's hands.

The city is cracking down on those who violate a 30-year-old ordinance requiring permits for garage sales and restricting where signs advertising the sales can be placed.

A dozen violators were hauled before the city's Board of Works & Public Safety recently. All got off with a $10 fine for holding sales without permits and a stern warning that posting signs illegally could cost them up to $300 in the future.

Deputy Mayor Linda Klinck says the signs can become an eyesore because people don't remove them after the sale. They also can pose a safety hazard.

The city has issued 576 garage sale permits so far this year.

Information from: Pharos-Tribune, http://www.pharostribune.com

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