Citywide Garage Sale

citywide garage sale: may 7-8, 2022

The Citywide Garage Sale is back after a multi-year hiatus! This event is usually held the first weekend in May at homes throughout Mountain View. Join hundreds of residents holding garage sales at their homes, rain or shine. This event supports the City's Zero Waste goals by keeping reusable items out of the landfill and conserving natural resources.

The garage sale is advertised from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8. Sellers may choose to participate on only one day or both days of the sale. Online and printed address lists will show which day(s) each participating seller is open.

The event is advertised in local and regional newspapers, social media, websites and a banner over El Camino Real. Shoppers can find garage sale addresses and items for sale on the City's website and on printed maps published the day before the sale.

The Community Yard Sale at Rengstorff Park is no longer being held. For more information, contact Recreation at 650-903-6331.

post-sale survey

Did you participate in the 2022 Citywide Garage Sale as either a seller or buyer? Please fill out this short survey to help provide feedback to improve future events!

Registration

  • Registration for the 2022 sale is now closed. Registration for the 2023 sale will open in March 2023.

maps & address list

Maps and address lists for the next Citywide Garage Sale will be posted online by the day before the sale. In addition, printed copies are usually available outside the City Hall main entrance (500 Castro St) and at the curb next to the Mountain View Library above-ground parking lot at 585 Franklin St.  

seller information & resources

Registration: Registration to participate in the Citywide Garage Sale is free. The sale is advertised from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 7 and 8. Sellers can choose to have their sale open on just Saturday or Sunday, or both days of the sale.

Address lists and maps: The City publishes a map and address list of participating sales, which will be available the day before the sale (Friday, May 6) both online and for pickup outside City Hall. Shoppers will be able to search the address list by street, neighborhood and day(s) the sale is open. Additional information provided includes identifying multi-family sales, item categories, and "notable" items identified by sellers.

Planning: Plan your sale using these Selling Tips. We encourage you to have your neighbors register for the garage sale or to hold a block sale to attract more shoppers. If you and a neighbor don't have enough items for a sale at each of your homes, just combine them together at one location and register as a multi-family sale.

Signage: Please post signs only on private property with the owner's consent. It is illegal to post signs on City utility poles, street or signal light poles or median strips. The City does not provide sign removal services. If you do post signs, please be sure to keep track of your sign locations, use blue painter's tape to avoid damaging the surface and remove signs promptly when your sale is finished. Be sure that signs do not encroach in the roadway or block the vision of drivers or pedestrians. 

Unsold Items: After the sale, unsold items can be donated to local agencies or reuse organizations. Additionally, any unusable items you may find when cleaning out your garage and/or closet for the sale can be recycled or disposed of using the resources below:

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