TRI-CITIES, Wash. -- As the weather finally cools down, it means many yard sales are wrapping up for the year, leading to a busy time for code enforcement. This fall, code officers will be busy taking down abandoned yard sale signs. Officers in the Tri-CIties will spend hours picking up signs, using what could add up to hundreds of your tax dollars. Neighbors we talked to say it can take a month before an abandoned sign is removed.
Yard-saler, Kody Simonson says, "We'll do the same thing as everyone else, put out a sign, put a rock in the back of it, but it's important to pick them up because if we don't someone else has to do it. And it's costing them and eventually costing us."
According to city ordinances, you could be ticketed for littering. The fine is usually around $25
KEPR CBS 19 serves the Tri-Cities area of Pasco, Richland and Kennewick, Washington and surrounding communities including Benton City, Prosser, Grandview, Sunnyside, Walla Walla, College Place, and Connell, Washington and Umatilla, Hermiston, Pendleton and Patterson, Oregon.