HOURS & RESERVATIONS / PAYMENT:
The Flea Market is open to the public from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Some dealers in the Mini Mall & on the West Side are open during the week. The Antique Mall is open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (See Antique Mall for more information)
The office is open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. We do not take reservations over the phone. We do not take a reservation without payment. Booth Rent must be paid in cash. CHECKS AND CREDIT CARDS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.
There is a charge of $9.00 if you wish to stay on the premises after 6:00 p.m. The $9.00 charge includes one overnight booth rental with that night of electricity. Keep your overnight booth rental pass in the front windshield of your vehicle.
Daily Renters: NO REFUNDS, HOLDS OR TRANSFERS AFTER 8:00 A.M. This rule is strictly enforced – No matter what the reason, no refunds, holds or transfer will be given after 8:00 a.m. There is a $3.00 per booth/per day transfer/refund/hold fee. In addition to proper notice the booth must be completely clear of any merchandise, shelving, tarps, etc.
ALL vendors must pay their rent PRIOR to setting up. LATE FEES and/or DOUBLE RENT will be charged any vendor who sets up without paying.
Permanent Contracted dealers as per contract agree to pay full stall rent every weekend and are required to pay the next weekend’s rent in advance on or before Sunday by 4:00 p.m. No holds or transfers will be allowed for permanent dealers. Dealers must notify the office in writing if they plan to drop their contract at least one weekend in advance on a regular space and two weeks advance if you have a lock up area or trailer or shed contract. Failure to do this may result in additional rental fees being due and the dealer may not be allowed to have a new contract in the future.
BOOTH RENTAL RULES:
Permanent dealers agree to follow all rules & regulations listed on the Permanent Dealers Contract.
Daily dealers may rent the same booth(s) only if available on a first come, first served basis. There is no guarantee the same space will be available (unless you have a contract) even if you have been renting the same space for long period of time. Booths may be rented up to two weeks in advance.
Always check your receipt to make sure you are setting up in the correct building and stall number.
All vehicles, campers, storage sheds, etc. must be kept at your booth. Remember only one vehicle per booth. Any extra vehicles, etc. that you wish to keep in the storage area will be charge $20.00 a month. These vehicles CANNOT BE FOR SALE. Any vehicle, trailer etc. that is not located at your booth area & are without a current paid receipt in the windshield will be considered abandoned property & will be hauled away.
Any merchandise left in booth(s) with unpaid stall rent will be considered abandoned property and will be disposed of as the Market deems appropriate.
A booth under the covered shed is 10’ X 10’, with one 8’ X 20’ parking space. Booths on the East Side come with two tables. Booths on the West Side come with one table. One foot on each side of your booth and the aisle in front of your booth is considered “customer space”. Do not put any merchandise, tables, racks, walls, etc. in this space. If you stay inside the yellow lines you will not be in the “customer space”. If you have two or more booths adjoining you may use the “customer space” between your booths, if you choose. Any partitions, racks, (anything that would block your view) can only come out eight (8’) feet from the back of the booth. Do not put up anything that would block the view of the next dealer’s front table. All advertising signs must remain inside your booth area.
Outside booths are a minimum of 10’ wide and vary in length. Outside spaces come with no tables or one table depending on location of booth. (See Office for Map)
Only one vehicle (not to exceed 20 foot in length) is allowed per space. Dealers agree to park only in their own space(s). No one should be inside market gate without a paid stall receipt, a handicap sticker or pass from the office. If your customer needs to enter the market sales area, have them stop at the office for a pass to pick up merchandise.
Anyone selling, trading or otherwise conducting business on the premises must have a paid space receipt. No selling, trading or otherwise conducting business in the parking lot without office permission.
There is an extra charge to have merchandise for sale in your parking area. Normally, the rate is ½ of the normal booth rent.
SUBLETTING OR LOANING OF BOOTHS IS PROHIBITED. All merchandise for sale in the booth must belong to the registered dealer. Any signage located in the booth must be for merchandise/businesses that are owned by the registered dealer. In the event that merchandise is affiliated the registered dealer must be the salesperson. Any signage, etc must have the registered dealer’s phone number. All web sites addresses must be owned by the registered dealer.
Extra tables are available on a daily basis for a charge of $3.00. Permanent dealers may rent an extra table on a contract basis for a discounted rate of $1.00. Do not move tables from another space. If your table is missing, notify the office and we will put one in your space.
The market is not responsible for any vendor’s property for any reason. Nor is the Market responsible for any liability arising from the negligent act(s) of vendors or their employees or for any injuries sustained by vendors or employees of vendors. Vendors should obtain adequate property, liability and workmen’s compensation insurance, and fire insurance. Vendors agree to save and hold harmless the Market for any damages which the Market may sustain as a result of the vendor’s use of space.
Any backboards, shelves, wind breakers, etc. or any type of construction must be approved by The Market and built in accordance with Alachua County building codes. The Market has no responsibility for any personal property. All materials must be new and must be painted in conformance with the market’s approval.
Vendors are required to clean up their rental area at the close of each business day. Dealers may be denied future admission and /or be assessed a cleaning charge if he does not comply with this rule. Do not sweep garbage, dirt, peanut shells, etc., onto the center aisle or grass area. Dealers are required to keep their rental area and the walkway around their booth clean.
All boxes must be broken down or removed from the property.
Electricity is available at most locations. There is a basic charge of $2.00 per outlet for testing merchandise and goes up depending on usage. Approximately four items can be used under the basic charge price. Examples of these items are: Fluorescent Bulb, Cash Register, Radio, TV, Fan, Computer, and to test merchandise (Plug in for customer to see, then unplug). Other usage or more than four items will be an additional charge. Examples of items with an additional charge: Pet/Heat Lamps ($1.00 each), Regular Light Bulbs, Refrigerators, Compressors, Tee-Shirt Press, etc.
Campers and other heavy usage cannot be plugged in Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ELECTRICITY CHARGES MUST BE PAID BEFORE PLUGGING IN ANY ITEMS. Double electric fees will be charged for using electricity before paying. The availability of electricity is based on demand and may not be obtainable at certain times.
ONLY PROPANE Heaters will be allowed. Any dealer that chooses to have a heater must also have a working fire extinguisher. Absolutely no kerosene or electric heaters!!
Extension cords and/or wiring are not to be strung in the booth.
Lockups, storage sheds, mini mall, etc. are also available – inquire at the office.
All lockups must be equipped with a working fire extinguisher supplied by the renter.
Children must remain with their parents at all times; unruly children may be grounds for the dealer’s expulsion from the Market.
Florida Law states that owners are responsible for the action of their pets. Dogs that are too noisy or are aggressive will not be allowed. Animals must be kept on a leash or in a confined area at all times (day & night). Loose animals may be picked up by Animal Control.
Any person wishing to sell or give away animals must have a regular booth rented and must comply with all State, County, Health Dept., and Humane Society rules. It is the dealer’s responsibility to know what these rules are. A copy of Florida Statute pertaining to the sale of animals and wildlife is available at the office. Dealers selling animals may be required to move to a different location if the animals become offensive to others. The booth must be thoroughly cleaned when leaving. Animals may not be given away in any of the common areas, parking lots, or entrances, etc.
No amplifiers, bullhorns, loud speakers, etc. are allowed. Radios, televisions and stereos must be kept at low volume. If asked a second time to turn down the volume, the dealer will have to turn off the equipment making the noise.
Abusive or obscene language or actions or physical violence is grounds for immediate expulsion from the Market premises with forfeiture of rental fee.
No handbills, literature or flyers shall be distributed on the market grounds or solicitation of any type without paying a roaming fee. (See office)
Dealers shall drive in a slow and safe manner, not exceeding 5 M.P.H., and shall yield the right of way to pedestrians.
There are additional charges and rules to sell food/beverages that can be consumed on the flea market premises. This includes bottled water, baked goods, etc. Any questionable item must be authorized by The Market prior to sale. Limited Food Concessions are available. Check with the office if you are interested in this sale.
Dealers are expected to conduct business between themselves, as well as with the public, in a professional, respectful manner. Shirts (and pants) are required when on the flea market premises.
The Market assumes the position that all sales are final and that no exchanges or refunds are given. Dealers should post their return policy in their booth(s).
The market does not register dealers by what they sell; therefore it is possible your booth may be located near another dealer selling like items. Upon request, we will be happy to move you to another location for the same day, if space is available. The market does not limit competition in any way. It is up to each individual dealer to set their own pricing.
Illegal or counterfeit items are not allowed to be sold. It is the dealer’s responsibility to know the Law. Dealers shall comply with all laws, ordinances and regulations of Federal, State, County, Municipal or other lawful authorities pertaining to the vendor’s use of the premises. Adult books and materials that might be offensive to some customers must be kept out of the view of minors at all times and must be wrapped or bagged when sold. A sign must state “adults only”. ADULT VIDEOS MAY NOT BE SOLD. FIREARMS MAY NOT BE SOLD. ALCOHOL MAY NOT BE SOLD. NO FIREARMS ARE ALLOWED ON PREMISES AT ALL.
There will be no alcoholic beverages allowed on the grounds of the flea market. If you are suspected of or make it obvious you are drinking alcoholic beverages you will be asked to leave and return on another day. This includes permanent dealers. If you drink to the point where you are disrupting the flea market shoppers and vendors around you, you will be asked to pack up and leave as well. Keep in mind the market is not responsible for your actions and we will not refund any of the rent paid shall you be asked to leave.
Anyone who sells taxable goods at a flea market must be registered with the Florida Department of Revenue as a sales tax dealer before engaging in business. Flea market vendors must collect and remit taxes directly to the Department.