[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Franklin 5-5-1986 as Title Four, Ch. XIV of the 1986 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The provisions of New Hampshire RSA 398 relating to pawnbrokers and all amendments thereto are hereby adopted and are in full force in this city.
No person shall carry on a business of a pawnbroker within the City of Franklin unless he or she is duly licensed therefor by the City Clerk, who is hereby delegated the licensing authority granted to the City Council under RSA 398:5. The Clerk may, upon application, issue licenses to such persons as may be deemed proper to do business as pawnbrokers, and such license shall be enforced for one year from the day of issue but may be revoked by the City Council under the terms of RSA 398:5. Such license shall designate the place where the business is to be conducted, and the licensee shall not conduct any business as a pawnbroker at any other place in the city without obtaining a further license for additional locations. The fee for each license shall be $50 per year.
Every person licensed as previously described shall keep a book of records at his or her place of business in which he or she shall enter, in English, at the time of receiving the same, a detailed description of any article left for pawn, particularly mentioning any prominent or descriptive marks on the same, with the name and address of the person from whom he or she received it, noting also the day and hour and the amount paid or loaned thereon, and such book or record, and the articles left for pawn, shall at all times be open to the inspection of the Chief of Police or any person designated by the Chief.
No person licensed as aforesaid shall directly or indirectly receive any article in pawn from any minor, knowing or have reasonable cause to believe him or her to be such, without the consent, in writing, of the parent or guardian of such minor.
All persons so licensed, when requested to do so by the Chief of Police, shall make a daily statement to the Chief of Police of the articles left with him or her for pawn.