All those years that strangers were pawing through your old overcoat from up North, your ugly loud scarf, that mostly working toaster, and those record albums the spouse says finally have got to to go, it turns out you were breaking the law.
Boynton Beach has required permits for garage sales for three decades, but the process ties up city clerks for so long that, at $5 a permit, the city pretty much loses money. And no one can remember the last time someone got a citation for selling polyester without a permit.
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THE COST OF DOING BUSINESS
Boynton Beach is considering a moratorium on its $5 permit requirement for garage sales. Here’s what Boynton Beach found in a survey of other cities:
No permit required: Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Wellington, Jupiter, Greenacres
Permit required: Lake Worth (no fee); Royal Palm Beach ($10.)