Township of Cheltenham, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Cheltenham 4-21-1981 as Ord. No. 1513. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Soliciting and transient vendors — See Ch. 251.

§ 213-1 License required; posting of license.

[Amended 8-18-1981 by Ord. No. 1518]
No person shall carry on the business of dealer in precious metals, jewelry or coins (hereinafter "dealer") within the township without first obtaining a dealer's license from the Township Manager. Such license shall be conspicuously posted at the place of business.

§ 213-2 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PRECIOUS METALS, JEWELRY OR COINS
Ten-karat or finer gold, platinum or sterling silver with a fineness of .800 or better, precious gems and gold or silver coins, or any combination of these items.

§ 213-3 License application.

A. 
The Township Manager shall require satisfactory evidence of good character of an applicant for a dealer's license and may perform a full records check of the dealer and all employees.
B. 
An applicant for a dealer's license shall state the address where such business is to be carried on.

§ 213-4 License expiration.

A dealer's license shall continue in force to December 31 of the year in which the license is issued.

§ 213-5 License fee. [1]

Each person applying for a dealer's license shall pay to the Township Manager a license fee, to be set forth from time to time by resolution of the Board of Commissioners,[2] for which the Township Manager shall give the applicant an official receipt and issue a license to carry on the trade or business of a dealer within the Township of Cheltenham.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
[2]
Editor's Note: For current fee amounts, see Ch. A300, Fees.

§ 213-6 License valid for one place of business only.

No person licensed as a dealer in the township shall, by virtue of one (1) license, keep more than one (1) place of business for receiving or taking goods.

§ 213-7 License revocation.

Any licensed dealer who violates any provision of this chapter, in addition to the fine prescribed by § 213-14, shall have his license revoked at the discretion of the Township Manager.

§ 213-8 Goods to be received at licensed location.

No dealer shall at any time take goods at any other place than the place for which his license was granted.

§ 213-9 Transaction record book required.

Every person conducting the business of a dealer shall keep a bound book in which shall be recorded at the time of purchase:
A. 
The name, current address and telephone number of the seller, as evidenced by two (2) documents of identification, one (1) of which must prove the individual is at least eighteen (18) years of age.
B. 
The date and time of transaction.
C. 
An accurate description of each item.
D. 
The source of acquisition.
E. 
The name, current address and telephone number of the purchaser of such property.
F. 
The social security number of the seller and such other information as the Chief of Police shall require.

§ 213-10 Police inspection.

A. 
The book required by § 213-9 shall be subject to the inspection and approval of the Police Department periodically.
B. 
The dealer shall return to the office of the Chief of Police a sheet, to be furnished by the Police Department, showing all business transacted the previous week and giving the information required by § 213-9.
C. 
The information required under § 213-9 shall be provided on a form supplied by the Police Department. The information shall be made under penalty of prosecution pursuant to 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 4904(b) (relating to unsworn falsification to authorities.)

§ 213-11 Retention of articles.

The dealer shall retain articles purchased for a period of fifteen (15) days which shall be subject to examination by the Police Department.

§ 213-12 Transactions with certain persons prohibited.

No dealer, or his clerk or employee, shall purchase any article from any person under eighteen (18) years of age, anyone intoxicated, any habitual drunkard or any person known to be a thief, an associate of thieves or receiver of stolen property or any person he has reason to suspect to be such, and must require that valid identification be presented to the dealer prior to the transaction of any business.

§ 213-13 Exceptions.

This chapter shall not apply to the purchase by a retailer of merchandise from an established wholesaler.

§ 213-14 Violations and penalties. [1]

Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be fined not more than six hundred dollars ($600.) and costs.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.