[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Middletown 4-27-1914 (Ch. 11 of the 1971 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful for any person to cry for sale any property, goods, wares or merchandise in this City, at public auction or sale by bid, except as hereinafter provided, without the license so to do signed by the Mayor.
[Amended 12-13-1948; 11-2-2015]
Any person or persons so exhibiting or selling goods, wares or merchandise shall pay a license fee of $100 per auction, which shall entitle such licensee to exhibit, cry for sale and sell property, goods, wares and merchandise in said City at public auction or sale by bid during the calendar year in which said license shall be issued, and which license shall not be transferable.
This chapter shall not apply to sales made by officers of the court under its direction.
Any person violating any provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of an offense within the meaning of the Penal Law of the State of New York and shall be subject to a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $500 and/or up to 15 days in jail, and each day on which such violation occurs or continues shall constitute a separate offense.