Yard Sales

The City of South El Monte allows yard sales in any residential zoned property, or any non-residential zoned properties containing legal residential uses, to be conducted on the first Saturday of the month. A permit is required.

Yard Sale Dates

Yard Sale Dates for 2020:

  • January 4
  • February 1
  • March 7
  • April 4
  • May 2
  • June 6
  • July 4
  • August 1
  • September 5
  • October 3
  • November 7
  • December 5

Yard Sale Permit

A permit application may be obtained at City Hall during business hours or download the permit application (PDF). There is no fee for the permit. Proof of South El Monte residency (i.e. utility bill, identification card) is required. The Planning Division will review the application and upon approval the Planning Division will provide a permit. In the event of rain, resident must contact the Planning Division to obtain a new permit for the following Saturday.

Public Counter Hours

Monday through Thursday
7 am to Noon
1 to 5:30 pm
Closed on Major Holidays


All goods offered for sale shall be property of the owner, tenant, or occupant of residence. No new merchandise shall be offered for sale. All merchandise must be kept on private property and not public right-of-way such as sidewalks and streets.

Advertising Signs

Only two advertising signs (not exceeding 6 square feet) may be used and can only be placed on the property the sale is taking place on. It is illegal to place signs on utility poles, street trees, and sidewalks. Signage cannot be posted earlier than 24 hours prior to the sale and must be removed on the same day of yard sale.

Enforcement & Penalties

Individuals who fail to comply with the City’s yard sale regulations are subject to an Administrative Citation, which can range from $100 to $500. For additional information, please call the Planning Division at 626-579-6540, ext. 3201.