City of Saratoga Springs, NY
Saratoga County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Saratoga Springs as Ch. 65 of the 1970 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
General penalty — See Ch. 1, Art. III.
Auctions — See Ch. 72.
Pawnbrokers — See Ch. 159.
Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 165.

§ 140-1 License required; application; fee; expiration.

No person, association, partnership, firm or corporation shall engage in the business of buying or selling old metal, papers, rags, clothing, magazines, bottles, rubber or junk, which business is herein designated a junk business and which person, association, partnership, firm or corporation so engaged is hereby designated a junk dealer, unless such junk dealer shall have complied with the provision of this chapter and obtained a license so to do from the Commissioner of Accounts of the City of Saratoga Springs, New York, for which license shall be paid to the Commissioner of Accounts the sum of $5 and which license shall expire on June 30 of each year.

§ 140-2 Eligibility for license.

[Amended 4-4-1994 by L.L. No. 1-1994]
No person, association, partnership, firm or corporation shall be entitled to or receive such license who or which, and in case of a partnership, firm or association any member of which, has been convicted of larceny or knowingly receiving stolen property or of a violation of this chapter.

§ 140-3 Statement from sellers.

On purchasing any pig or pigs of metal, any copper wire, brass car journals or any brass, copper, lead or other metal, every junk dealer shall cause to be subscribed by the person from whom the same is purchased a statement as to when, where and from whom he obtained such article, also his age, residence by City, village or town and the street and number thereof, if any, and otherwise such description as will reasonably locate said seller, his occupation and name of his employer, if any, and the place of employment or business, which statement, to which shall be added a list describing such article or articles, the junk dealer shall forthwith file in the office of the Chief of Police within 24 hours after such purchase.

§ 140-4 Separation of goods.

Every junk dealer shall, on purchasing any of the property described in the last section, place and keep each separate purchase in a separate and distinct pile, bundle or package in the usual place of business of such junk dealer, without removing, melting, cutting or destroying any article thereof, for a period of five days immediately succeeding such purchase, on which package, bundle or pile shall be placed and kept by such junk dealer a tag bearing the name and residence of the seller with the date, hour and place of purchase and the weight thereof.

§ 140-5 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 4-4-1994 by L.L. No. 1-1994]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject, upon conviction, to the penalties set forth in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article III, of this Code.

§ 140-6 Suspension or revocation of license.

In addition to the fine, imprisonment or both authorized by this chapter, any licensee shall be subject to the suspension or revocation of his license upon conviction for any violation of this chapter. The County Judge, City Judge or Commissioner of Accounts may, in his discretion, suspend or revoke a license granted under any provision of this chapter, pending or in advance of the criminal prosecution of the licensee.