Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 264.
§ 294-1License required; application; fee.
§ 294-2Records required.
§ 294-3Transaction restrictions.
§ 294-4Record books.
§ 294-5Restrictions on purchase or resale of gold, silver and jewelry.
§ 294-6Violations and penalties.
No person shall engage in or operate a coin shop, jewelry shop or other business in which secondhand gold, secondhand silver, secondhand platinum and/or secondhand jewelry is bought or sold without having first obtained an annual license therefor from the Borough Clerk, which license shall bear a number issued by the Borough Clerk and shall be prominently displayed within the licensed premises.
An application for such license shall be filed with the Borough Clerk and shall be accompanied by a license fee of $25 for each premises on which the licensed business is to be conducted.
Each application shall be forwarded forthwith to the Chief of Police who shall investigate the applicant prior to the granting of any license.
Each license shall expire on December 31 of the year in which it is issued.
Every dealer in secondhand gold, secondhand silver, secondhand platinum and/or secondhand jewelry shall keep a complete record of each article of gold, silver and/or secondhand jewelry, except coins, purchased or received by him, with the price paid therefor, together with the name, residence, occupation, age and correct description of the person from whom he/she received the same. These records shall at all times be open to inspection by any police officer of the Borough of North Arlington and shall be maintained for a period of 180 days after the purchase.
Every dealer shall also keep a record of the name and address of the person to whom the dealer sold the merchandise and the condition of the merchandise when sold. This information shall be delivered to the Chief of Police within 72 hours of the sale on forms prescribed by the Chief of Police.
Each dealer must require identification of the person with whom he/she is transacting business, and no transaction may be made with any minor except as herein permitted.
The records required by § 294-4 of this chapter shall be maintained by each dealer in a separate bound volume maintained specifically for this purpose and approved by the Chief of Police. Each transaction shall be assigned a number in the sequence in which it occurred and shall promptly be listed in said book according to its number.
No person operating or employed in a business required to be licensed hereunder shall purchase any item of gold, silver, platinum or secondhand jewelry from any person under the age of 18 years without the written authorization of such person's parents or legal guardian.
No dealer in secondhand gold, secondhand silver, secondhand platinum and/or secondhand jewelry shall sell, melt, change the form as to render unidentifiable or dispose of any article of gold, silver, platinum or secondhand jewelry bought or received by him/her within 10 days after said article is purchased by him/her and recorded pursuant to § 294-2 of this chapter. The Police Chief, upon request of the dealer and upon receipt of a statement setting forth all the information required pursuant to § 294-2 of this chapter, may waive this ten-day requirement. Such waiver shall be effective only if it is in writing signed by the Chief of Police or other officer of the North Arlington Police Department authorized by the Chief of Police. Such waiver shall be granted or denied within four hours of a request therefor.