Village of Carthage, NY
Jefferson County
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§ 94-16 Definitions.

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BUSINESS OF SECONDHAND DEALER
A business which engages in the purchase or sale of any secondhand items, goods, merchandise or products, such as but not limited to stamps, coins, bicycles, televisions, gold, silver, jewelry, furniture and building materials.
PURCHASE OF A SECONDHAND ITEM
Includes an exchange or trade for a secondhand item.

§ 94-17 General regulations.

A. 
Every secondhand dealer shall keep a record book in which shall be written at the time of the purchase of any item a description thereof; the name, age and personal description of the person from who the purchase was made; and the date and time when the purchase was made. All such record books shall be open to inspection by the Village Clerk of the Village of Carthage. The record books shall be securely bound, not less than six inches in either length or width, legibly written in the English language and shall show the amount paid for each article and the number attached to each article. No entry in such book shall be erased, obliterated, altered or defaced.
B. 
Every secondhand dealer shall, at the time of making any purchase, attach a tag to or otherwise legibly number each article bought and make entry of such number in the record book.
C. 
Every secondhand dealer shall make out every business day, on blank forms to be furnished by the Village Clerk, a record containing the details of all purchases of secondhand items during the preceding business day. The dealer shall deliver such record to the Village Clerk or his representative, by mail or in person, on the same day in which the record is completed. The details to be reported on each purchase shall be prescribed by regulations promulgated by the Village Clerk.
D. 
No secondhand dealer shall permit any item which has been purchased or received by him to be sold, defaced or broken down until five calendar days have elapsed after the giving of the notice of purchase of such article as required in Subsection C.
E. 
No secondhand dealer shall receive or purchase any item unless the person selling the item identifies himself by means of a motor vehicle registration or driver's license.
F. 
No secondhand dealer shall receive or purchase any item from a person who is under 18 years of age, unless such person is accompanied by a parent or guardian.
G. 
No secondhand dealer shall have his place of business open for the transaction of business, nor shall he purchase any secondhand items from persons other than secondhand dealers, except between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 p.m.
H. 
Every secondhand dealer shall post his secondhand dealer license in a conspicuous location in his place of business.
I. 
Garage sales, basement sales, porch sales, yard sales and other such events at which a person desires to sell or trade his personal used items, household goods, furniture or equipment upon his premises, said premises not being a regular place of business for purchase or sale of secondhand items, shall be exempted from the license requirement of this chapter. No more than two such sales shall be conducted by the same person or persons upon the same premises within one calendar year, and each such sale shall not exceed seven consecutive days.
J. 
Sales conducted for charitable purposes shall be exempted from the license requirement of this chapter. The determination of whether a sale is being conducted for a charitable purpose shall be made by the Village Clerk.