[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of River Edge 12-31-1975 as §§ 5-10 and 5-16 of the 1975 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Licensing — See Ch. 268.
Every general auctioneer shall obtain a license by filing an application as provided by this chapter. The fee for the license shall be as set forth in the Borough Fee Schedule, adopted by resolution of the Borough Council, on file in the office of the Borough Clerk.
Pursuant to state law, every licensed general auctioneer, upon the receipt or acceptance by him of any personal property for the purpose of sale at auction and before offering the same or any part thereof for sale at auction, shall write or cause to be written, in a book to be kept by him for that purpose, the name and address of the person who employed him to sell such property, the name and address of the person for whose benefit, behalf or account the property is to be so sold, the name and address of the person from whom the auctioneer received or accepted the property, the name and address of the owner of the property immediately prior to its receipt or acceptance, the location, with street number, if any, of the property immediately prior to its receipt or acceptance, the date of the receipt or acceptance, the place, with street number, if any, in which the property is to be kept until sold or offered for sale at auction, the place and street number, if any, in which the property is to be sold or offered for sale at auction, a description of the property, the quantity thereof and the distinctive markings thereon, if any, and the terms and conditions upon which the auctioneer receives or accepts the property for sale at auction.
Definitions. As used herein, the words "personal property" and "property" shall mean any goods, wares, works of art, commodity, compound or thing, chattels, merchandise or personal property which may be lawfully kept or offered for sale.
Nothing herein contained shall apply to the sale of real property at auction.
Such books and entries therein shall at all reasonable times be open to the inspection of the Mayor and the Chief of Police of the borough, the County Prosecutor and any other person who shall be duly authorized, in writing, for that purpose by any or either of them and who shall exhibit such written authorization to the auctioneer.
Every general auctioneer shall, before any license is issued to him, enter into a bond with sureties sufficient to be approved by the Borough Attorney in the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000.) and conditioned for the due observance of all ordinances of the borough during the continuance of his license.
[Amended 3-21-1988 by Ord. No. 955]
Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, for a violation of any provision of this chapter, the maximum penalty, upon conviction thereof, shall be a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000.), or imprisonment for up to ninety (90) days, or a period of community service not exceeding ninety (90) days, or any combination thereof.