The city of Indianapolis no longer allows residents to put “For Sale” signs on their own cars parked on their own property, explains the city’s brochure on the subject. The best part — and by best of course I mean worst — is how openly and casually the pamphlet announces this information, not even attempting to make it sound less ridiculous than it is. Maybe they’re that open about it because they are sure no one will object:
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Can I park my own car on my own property with a “For Sale” sign in it?
A. No. Displaying a vehicle for sale is not allowed under the Revised Code.
The next FAQ should have been “Umm…why not?” but it seems that one didn’t make it in.
The Revised Code also outlaws having a garage sale more than twice a year or for more than three days at a time, and says that no one may sell at a garage sale “any used, tangible personal property which previously was purchased for the purpose of resale.” Who decides whether your property which you are attempting to sell in a private transaction at your own house was “purchased for the purpose of resale” is hard to say based on the information provided here, but I’m willing to bet it isn’t you.Published in