Field of Thrifty Finds

Information on thrifty shopping in and around Albuquerque


Garage or yard sales are allowed once every twelve months at a given residential location. The sale may not exceed three days in length and only normally accumulated household goods may be sold. Advertising signs may not be placed on medians or other city property.  Only one non-illuminated sign, not more than six square feet in area, may be located on the premises where the sale is being held during the period of the sale. No off-site premise signs may be locate din the public right-of-way medians or on utility poles.  See- Zoning regulations

Rio Rancho

Rio Rancho sign ordinance 156.43(e)(3) 

(3) Directional, noncommercial, special event and single event signs. The purpose of directional, noncommercial, special event or single event signs is to provide a method of providing the public with directions to events of a limited duration with changing locations. These signs include, but are not limited to, signs that provide direction to garage sales, open house events and public community meetings such as neighborhood association meetings. A special event is as defined and permitted in Chapter 154 of the code.

(a) These signs may be placed in the right-of-way no sooner than one week before the event and must be removed no later than 24 hours after the conclusion of the event.

(b) The maximum number of signs that may be posted is six per event.

(c) Due to the limited duration of these types of events, no permit is required for this type of sign.

(d) The maximum square feet allowed for this sign is eight square feet.