City of Buffalo, NY
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Derived from Art. XIII of Ch. V of the Charter and Ordinances, 1974, of the City of Buffalo. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Garbage, rubbish and refuse — See Ch. 216.
Licenses — See Ch. 263.
Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 316.
Sale of vehicles — See Ch. 475.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ANTIQUE DEALER
Any dealer, 80% of whose inventory on a yearly basis consists of any painting, furniture, china or other object painted or made more than 50 years prior to the date of sale which is valuable primarily by reasons of age, scarcity, historical association or the skill and craftsmanship of the artists and artisans.
DEALER
Any person, firm, partnership, corporation, association or other entity and any principal, employee, agent or servant thereof engaged in or conducting business for the purchase, sale, barter, exchange or pawn of junk, antiques, secondhand articles and personal property, gold, silver, platinum and other precious metals, gems and precious and semiprecious stones or secondhand automotive vehicles.
[Amended 1-23-1996, effective 2-5-1996]
ENGAGED IN OR CONDUCTING BUSINESS
The purchase, sale, barter, exchange or pawn of any item aforesaid, including the advertising therefor and including such business conducted by any dealer in a permanent location, and shall include any person, firm, partnership, corporation, etc., who holds tag sales or holds more than three house sales or garage sales in any calendar year.
FLEA MARKET
The gathering of one or more vendors to display and sell antique, junk, secondhand and used materials, as defined in this chapter, at a stated time and on premises zoned for commercial use in the City of Buffalo. The term "flea market" shall not include a garage sale, porch sale, yard sale or similar-type sale.
GARAGE SALES
Includes porch sales, yard sales or any other sale on residential premises by the owner or occupant of such premises of personal property such as furniture, clothing, bric-a-brac, tools and such other and similar items used about the household, but the term shall not include a flea market.
JUNK DEALER
Any dealer engaging in, conducting, managing or carrying on the business of buying, selling or otherwise dealing in, either at wholesale or retail, any used or secondhand materials of any kind, including but Cot limited to rags, paper, rubbish, bottles, glassware, bags, cloth, rubber, iron, brass or copper, automotive parts, equipment and accessories. This definition, however, shall not be deemed to be exclusive.
[Amended 1-23-1996, effective 2-5-1996]
PAWNBROKER
Any dealer who loans money on deposit or pledge of personal property other than securities or printed evidences of indebtedness; deals in the purchase of personal property on condition of selling back at a stipulated price; does business as a furniture storage warehouseman; and loans and advances money upon goods, wares or merchandise pledged or deposited as collateral security.
PRECIOUS METAL AND GEM DEALER
Any dealer who deals in, barters, purchases or resells any item of personal property or object of value composed, in whole or part, of platinum, gold, silver, copper, brass, bronze or other precious metals or precious or semiprecious stones or pearls or imitations thereof secondhand to and from the general public and who is not a pawnbroker within the above definition.
SECONDHAND DEALER
Any dealer who, either wholly or in part, engages in or operates the trade or business of buying, selling, trading, bartering or exchanging secondhand personal property, including household goods and appliances, gold, silver and other precious metals, any tools, fixtures, electrical devices and bric-a-brac.
USED CAR DEALER
Any dealer who, either wholly or in part, engages in or operates the trade or business of buying, selling, trading, bartering, exchanging or displaying for sale any type of secondhand automotive vehicles.
[Added 1-23-1996, effective 2-5-1996; amended 12-9-2003, effective 12-19-2003]
[Amended 12-9-2003, effective 12-19-2003]
A. 
No persons, firm or corporation shall engage in or carry on a retail or wholesale business of buying, selling, pawning, storing, collection, distribution or dealing in any of the materials named in this chapter, nor conduct what is known as a "junk shop" without first procuring a license from the Commissioner of Permit and Inspection Services. In addition to the requirements listed below for junkyards, junk shops and junk dealers, all applications for such activities shall be referred by the Office of Licenses for approval by the Common Council, which shall consider the impact of such activity upon the environment, upon surrounding residential neighborhoods and upon other relevant factors such as noise, foul odors, traffic patterns, ease of ingress and egress from the proposed activity and factors of public health, safety and welfare.
B. 
No person, firm or corporation shall engage in or carry on a flea market without a license being first procured from the Commissioner of Permit and Inspection Services by the owner or occupant of the permitted premises on which the flea market is to be held.
C. 
In addition to the aforementioned requirements, all used car dealers must, at all times maintain for display, no more than the maximum number of vehicles as determined in the issuance of their use permit or as prescribed by the Bureau of Fire Prevention.
[Amended 12-9-2003, effective 12-19-2003]
A. 
All applications for licenses for junkyards, junk shops, flea markets or any type of dealer and any annual renewals thereof shall be referred by the Commissioner of Permit and Inspection Services, before any licenses are issued, to the Commissioner of Fire and the Commissioner of Inspections and Community Revitalization, who shall promptly cause an inspection to be made of the premises involved and shall promptly report to the Commissioner of Permit and Inspection Services as to whether or not approval and issuance of the licenses are recommended. If approvals are not recommended, such report shall state the reasons thereof.
B. 
All applicants for licenses for junkyards and junk shops or any type of dealer and any renewals thereof shall be referred by the Commissioner of Permit and Inspection Services, before any licenses are issued, to the Commissioner of Police, who shall promptly cause an investigation to be made into the background and reputation of the applicant and shall promptly report to the Commissioner of Permit and Inspection Services as to whether or not approval and issuance of the licenses are recommended. If approvals are not recommended, such report shall state the reasons therefor.
[Amended 12-9-2003, effective 12-19-2003]
A junk dealer or pawnbroker license may not be granted to an owner or operator convicted of any felony, any offense relating to the theft or receipt of stolen property, the theft or receipt or dismantling of motor vehicles, fraud of any sort, or any series of convictions for petit larceny that would indicate a pattern of disregard for laws related to personal property.
This requirement shall apply to banks and other licensed lenders licensed under the Banking Law of the State of New York, financing agencies as defined in the Uniform Commercial Code of the State of New York and automobile leasing businesses which sell repossessed or owned used cars on the retail market, whether by auction or private sale, but, §§ 254-12, 254-13, 254-14 and 254-18 of this chapter shall not apply to said businesses.
A. 
Any applicant who presently holds a valid license from the Commissioner of Permit and Inspection Services to conduct and operate the business of a junkyard or junk dealer shall be eligible for a license as a scrap processor pursuant to the provisions of Article 6-C of the General Business Law of the State of New York, as enacted by Chapter 431 of the Laws of 1976, effective September 1, 1976.
[Amended 12-9-2003, effective 12-19-2003]
B. 
However, such holder of a license to conduct and operate the business of a junkyard or junk dealer must make a new application to the Commissioner of Permit and Inspection Services for a license to engage in business as a scrap processor. It is further provided that such applicant must also comply with the provisions of §§ 254-11, 254-13 and 254-14 of this chapter.
[Amended 12-9-2003, effective 12-19-2003]
C. 
It is further provided that such license shall expire on June 30 of each year, and the fee for such scrap processor license shall be as provided in Chapter 175, Fees.
[Amended 6-13-1995, effective 6-26-1995]
The licensing requirements of §§ 254-2, 254-3, 254-4 and 254-5 of this chapter shall not be applicable to television technicians or television apprentices or any other persons required to comply with the licensing provisions of Chapter 143, Consumer Electronics Installation and Repair.
[Amended 5-31-2005, effective 6-10-2005]
A. 
The licensing and reporting requirements of this chapter shall not be applicable to house or garage sales, except that, if more than three such sales are held in any calendar year, a permit from the Commissioner of Public Works shall be required. In addition, the Commissioner of Public Works shall not issue a permit for a garage sale until the District Council member is notified of such request, and his/her approval is received. Each sale may be no more than three consecutive days. The permit fee shall be as provided in Chapter 175, Fees.
B. 
A maximum of six signs may be displayed and posted for each garage sale. Each sign shall be no larger than two square feet, and may be displayed for no more than two days prior to the garage sale, and must be removed at the close of the sale. The signs may not be posted on any traffic control devices, City of Buffalo light poles, on any public property, or within any public right-of way.
C. 
The City of Buffalo Print Shop will make available uniform garage sale signs that may be purchased at a cost of $10 for six signs. This fee will include the advertisement of the date and location of the garage sale on the City of Buffalo Web page. Garage sale signs provided by the City of Buffalo Department of Public Works, Division of Traffic and Engineering must be requested at least five days prior to the date of the garage sale for a posting on the Web page at least two days prior to the garage sale date.
A. 
Every person, firm or corporation desiring to obtain any such license shall file a written application describing the character of the business in which the applicant desires to engage, the kind of material which he desires to deal in and the proper designation by street or number or other accurate description of the place where such business is to be conducted and shall furnish to the Commissioner of Permit and Inspection Services such information as he may require.
[Amended 12-9-2003, effective 12-19-2003]
B. 
Any application hereunder for a license for a new location not previously licensed must first be submitted by the applicant to the Common Council and approved by it before any such application may be filed with the Commissioner of Permit and Inspection Services. No business shall be conducted in any place other than the location stated in the license or the location to which it is transferred with the approval of the Commissioner of Permit and Inspection Services. No such license shall be transferred from one person to another. Any such license may be revoked for cause in the manner provided by law.
[Amended 12-9-2003, effective 12-19-2003]
C. 
Every person, firm or corporation desiring to obtain a flea market license shall include in his written application for such a license, in addition to the information otherwise required by this section, a designation of the maximum number of vendors which he will permit to participate in the flea market at any one time during the license year.
D. 
All applicants for flea market, outside junk dealer, used card dealer, and scrap processor licenses issued pursuant to this chapter shall submit along with their application a survey, site plan, or drawing representing the layout of a lot, dealing with such external factors as placement of the building, location of business operations, vehicle parking, street access, and other such attributes.
[Added 12-26-2006, effective 1-8-2007]
No licensee shall expose or offer for sale any bedding, clothing, household furniture or any article which has been subjected to any contagious or infectious diseases until the same has been properly disinfected, fumigated and approved by the Erie County Health Commissioner.
A. 
No person, firm or corporation shall conduct or carry on any business described in this chapter in such a manner as to unduly disturb the peace and quiet of the neighborhood. Garage sales may be held only during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. If at any time the Buffalo Police Department or any other law enforcement agency or the Commissioner of Public Works determines that a garage sale is a traffic or fire hazard, or a neighborhood nuisance, the City of Buffalo shall have the authority to order the discontinuation of the garage sale immediately. Any premises used for any of the businesses aforesaid shall at all times be kept and maintained in a clean, wholesome, sanitary and orderly condition and in full compliance with all ordinances of the City and all regulations of the Erie County Department of Health. None of the materials mentioned in the preceding sections shall be deposited, stored or sorted in a public street or public place in connection with any such licensed business.
[Amended 5-31-2005, effective 6-10-2005]
B. 
No person possessing a license under this chapter to conduct and operate the business of a junkyard, junk dealer or a place for the wrecking or dismantling of used motor vehicles shall abandon, wreck, dismantle, sort, store, place or keep any of the materials mentioned in the preceding sections or permit or allow the abandoning, wrecking, dismantling, sorting, storing, placing or keeping of any such materials in any street or public place whatsoever or in any yard or open place or open area situated on premises any part of which is closer than 200 feet to any existing building used principally as dwelling for one or more families. Such restrictions as to the distance from an existing dwelling shall not apply if such materials are kept entirely within a completely enclosed building and shall not apply to any premises on which a business described in this chapter has been heretofore legally established and operating if such business was lawfully licensed on the first day of June 1951. Any yard or open place or open area in which any of said materials are stored, kept or placed shall be enclosed with a uniformly painted solid wood or sheet metal fence or masonry wall not less than six feet high and maintained in good condition; provided, however, that if said yard or open place or arena is situated on premises every part of which is at least 300 feet distant from any existing dwelling or if the sorting, storing, placing, keeping, wrecking or dismantling of said materials is conducted or maintained at least 300 feet distant from any existing dwelling, a substantial metal mesh fence or equivalent fencing shall be permitted. The requirements contained herein for solid fencing, other than metal mesh fencing or its equivalent, may be waived by the Common Council on recommendation of the Commissioner of Permit and Inspection Services upon a showing that the metal mesh fence or its equivalent will adequately carry out and accomplish the purpose and intent of this chapter.
[Amended 12-9-2003, effective 12-19-2003]
C. 
Compliance with the requirements of this section as to location, enclosures, structures and buildings shall be certified, in writing, by the Commissioner of Permit and Inspection Services before any license shall be issued, renewed or reissued for any business described in this chapter, with the exception of a flea market. Each applicant for such license shall furnish to the Commissioner of Permit and Inspection Services a plan of his premises showing the location and type of each fence or other structure required by this section.
[Amended 12-9-2003, effective 12-19-2003]
A. 
Legislative purpose. This Legislature finds that there have been increased cases of burglary and larceny within its jurisdiction over the past few years. In many instances, attempts have been made to sell stolen property to pawnshops or other dealers of secondhand articles for cash. While this Legislature is aware that the State of New York has adopted statutes to punish or prevent burglary and larceny, this body finds that adoption of this chapter which requires recordkeeping by such dealers will assist in making the sale of stolen property more difficult, will help in a recovery of identifiable property and will conform reporting requirements to the experiences of those law enforcement officials charged with the responsibility of carrying out the provisions of said chapter.
B. 
Time for reporting. Every person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of dealing in, purchasing, selling or pawning secondhand articles shall, before 10:00 a.m. of each business day, prepare a report of all articles received in the prior business day in connection with the license granted in this chapter and shall furnish this report to the police upon request.
C. 
Form of reporting. Such report shall be upon forms to be supplied by the Department of Police or in a form that is acceptable to the Department of Police. Such report shall include a complete description of each article, including brand name, make, serial and model numbers, color and size. In the case of any article of jewelry or containing jewels, the description shall also include size, setting, shape, color, number of karats, type of metal, number and type of stones and a complete and accurate description of any initials, dates or inscriptions found thereon.
[Amended 10-31-2000, effective 11-14-2000]
D. 
Identification of seller. Such report shall also describe the name and verified address of the person selling said item, including the seller's age, height, weight, race, gender and date of birth. The seller's address must be verified by proper identification, showing the person described, and the type of identification so used must be noted, along with any identifying numbers on said identification. "Proper identification" shall mean any valid federal, state or local government agency photo identification that contains that person's name. Such proper identification may include, but is not limited to, a United States passport, military identification, driver's or non-driver's license, permit, identification card or social services identification card. Social security cards, draft registration cards, voter registration cards and library cards, etc., shall not be considered sufficient identification for purposes of this chapter. The seller shall also sign a statement certifying that the items proffered for sale are the personal property of such seller.
[Amended 10-31-2000, effective 11-14-2000]
E. 
Bulk sales; automobiles. A person, firm or corporation doing business in wagonload, truckload or carload lots only shall furnish the Department of Police with a weekly report of each wagonload, truckload or carload of material bought during the week immediately preceding, containing a brief statement of the kind and quantity of such material and the name and address of the seller of the same, together with the date of each transaction. In describing an automobile so purchased, the name thereof, the maker's name, the motor number, the manufacturer's number, the vehicle identification number and the make and number of tires should be given.
F. 
Exceptions.
(1) 
Estate sales. Dealers acquiring 10 or more items from an estate sale shall be exempt from this reporting requirement, except that they shall have to file any inventory listing each item and stating from where and whom it was purchased.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection F(2), regarding items acquired from an individual known to the dealer, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 10-31-2000, effective 11-14-2000.
G. 
Penalty. Any person violating the provisions of this section may be liable for penalties as prescribed in Chapter 137, Article I, of this Code.
[Added 10-31-2000, effective 11-14-2000]
[Amended 12-9-2003, effective 12-19-2003]
No person engaged in the business of dealing in, purchasing, selling, collecting, keeping or storing secondhand articles or other articles of any kind, as herein provided, shall keep more than one house, shop or place for buying, selling, keeping or storing such goods or articles by virtue of one license, without the written permission of the Commissioner of Permit and Inspection Services.
Every licensed person, having a fixed place of business, shall display his license in a prominent place which is visible to the general public.
A. 
Sections 254-13 and 254-14 of this chapter shall not include nor apply to dealers who, in good faith, have established or shall establish a business of manufacturing of buying and selling or an agency for such business of buying and selling new or unused motor vehicles who occasionally, as an incident to such business, buy or receive in the course of trade secondhand motor vehicles for sale. Such sections shall, however, include and apply to all such dealers who wreck or junk such secondhand motor vehicles.
B. 
Notwithstanding any of the foregoing provisions of this chapter, no license to handle, store and deal in secondhand articles shall be required of any dealer in new and unused motor vehicles who, as an incident to such business, accepts secondhand motor vehicles in trade, provided that such secondhand motor vehicles are disposed of in substantially the same condition as when taken in trade and not dismantled before being disposed of, and provided that said secondhand dealer in new and unused motor vehicles has a store for the operation of his business of selling and offering for sale new and unused motor vehicles in the City of Buffalo.
A. 
Every secondhand dealer in jewelry, diamonds, watches, rings, furs, gold, silver and plated ware shall hold said goods for a period of 21 days from the time of purchase and shall not resell the same until the expiration of said period. Every secondhand dealer in clothing and tools shall hold said goods for 21 days and shall not resell the same until the expiration of said period.
B. 
Dealers in jewelry and kindred merchandise who buy, sell or deal principally in new merchandise and who occasionally acquire secondhand jewelry, diamonds, watches, rings, gold, silver and plated ware in the course of their business shall not be required to hold such secondhand articles for a longer period than 21 days before disposing of the same.
C. 
Any goods in this section which are acquired by an authorized licensed dealer from another authorized licensed dealer who has held them for the required twenty-one-day period shall be exempt from this holding period.
D. 
Pawnbrokers are exempt from this holding period only when someone redeems an article which has been pledged, in which case a forty-eight-hour holding period shall apply.
E. 
All goods covered by this twenty-one-day holding period and forty-eight-hour holding period of redeemed goods are exempt with the written consent of the Commissioner of Police obtained prior to the resale or redemption, and such consent shall not be unreasonably withheld. If consent is withheld, the decision shall state the reasons thereof.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection F, regarding dealers buying from or selling to known individuals, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 10-31-2000, effective 11-14-2000.
No articles purchased or received for sale or resale by any secondhand dealer shall be altered or changed in any manner or be permitted to be altered or changed in any manner by any secondhand dealer until the police have been afforded a reasonable opportunity to inspect the same for evidence of crime or in the interest of criminal investigation.
A. 
No person so licensed shall take any article or buy from any person appearing to be intoxicated or from any person known to be a thief or to have been convicted of larceny or burglary; and when any person is found to be the owner of stolen property which has been obtained in connection with the junk, secondhand and used materials business, such property shall be returned to the owner thereof without the payment of the amount advanced by the licensed dealer thereon or any costs or charges of any kind which the dealer may have placed upon the same.
B. 
It shall be the duty of the Commissioner of Police to report to the Commissioner of Permit and Inspection Services any failure to comply with or any violation of this section on the part of any such licensee, and the Commissioner of Permit and Inspection Services may thereupon revoke the license of such person after notice and hearing.
[Amended 12-9-2003, effective 12-19-2003]
A. 
It shall not be lawful within the limits of the City of Buffalo for any person firm or corporation carrying on the business of purchasing or selling any of the materials heretofore mentioned to purchase from any person under 16 years of age or who is mentally incompetent any of the aforesaid materials.
B. 
Failure to comply may result in revocation of license after notice and hearing.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to associations and corporations organized for charitable purposes and which are not organized for profit.
The fees for the licenses required by this chapter are hereby fixed as provided in Chapter 175, Fees.
[Amended 5-22-1995, effective 6-2-1995; 4-16-1996, effective 4-29-1996; 12-9-2003, effective 12-19-2003]
All licenses granted pursuant to this chapter shall expire on the first day of July, except those issued for collecting, buying or selling in or upon the streets by hand wagon, horse and wagon or motor vehicle, which said licenses shall expire on March 1, and also except those licenses issued to do business in used or secondhand automobiles, which licenses shall expire on May 1, and no such license shall be assigned without the approval of the Commissioner of Permit and Inspection Services.
[Amended 12-9-2003, effective 12-19-2003]
It shall be the duty of the Commissioner of Police to report to the Commissioner of Permit and Inspection Services any failure to comply with or any violation of the applicable foregoing sections on the part of any licensee, and the Commissioner of Permit and Inspection Services may thereupon revoke the license of such person upon good cause after notice and hearing.
Each pawnbroker, before receiving such license, shall file with the Comptroller his bond, in the penal sum of $5,000, with an incorporated bonding or surety company as surety thereon, conditioned for the faithful discharge of his duties as a pawnbroker and the accounting for and delivery over of all moneys, pledged articles and things of value and the proceeds of any sale thereof to the City of Buffalo and each person financially interested therein, in the manner provided by law, which bond shall be subject to approval as to form by the Corporation Counsel and as to sufficiency by the Comptroller.
A. 
Each pawnbroker shall keep a book in which shall be plainly written at the time of making each loan a correct account and description of the goods, articles or things pawned, the amount of money loaned thereon, the time of pledging the same and the name and residence of the person pawning or pledging said articles and the time when said loan becomes due.
B. 
Said book shall be open at all reasonable times to the inspection of the Mayor, any Judge of a court of competent jurisdiction, the Commissioner of Police, the Commissioner of Permit and Inspection Services and any person who shall be duly authorized, in writing, for that purpose by any or either of them and who shall exhibit such written authority to such pawnbroker.
[Amended 12-9-2003, effective 12-19-2003]
A. 
Each pawnbroker, at the time of making a loan, shall deliver to the person pledging any such goods or articles a memorandum ticket signed by him containing the substance of the entry required by § 254-25 to be made in his book, including a statement of the interest rate. No charge shall be made for such entry or memorandum ticket.
B. 
Said pawnbroker, at the time of making said loan, must make a report which contains the name and verified address of the person selling said item, including the seller's age, height, weight, race and gender. The seller's address must be verified by proper identification, showing the person described, and the type of identification so used must be noted along with any identifying numbers on said identification. "Proper identification" shall mean any identification documents that contain the person's name and either a photograph or physical description of said person. Social security cards, draft registration cards, voter registration cards and library cards, etc. shall not be considered sufficient identification for purposes of this chapter.
A. 
No pawnbroker shall ask, demand or receive any greater rate of interest than 3% per month or any fraction of a month for the first six months and 2% per month for each succeeding month upon any part of a loan not exceeding the sum of $100 nor more than 2% per month or any fraction of a month for the first six months and 1% per month or any fraction of a month for each succeeding month on any part of any loan in excess of the sum of $100, and a notice containing a list of such rates of interest as herein provided shall be conspicuously displayed within the premises of such pawnbroker. A minimum interest charge of $0.25 per month may be made on any loan.
B. 
No pawnbroker shall receive or be entitled to any interest or charges as provided by this chapter on any loan for any period of time exceeding 15 months from the date of the making of such loan.
Each pawnbroker shall keep conspicuously posted in his place of business a legible notice showing the rates of interest charged. Said notice shall be displayed in such manner as to be plainly visible to each person pledging goods therein.
Upon presentation of such memorandum ticket by the holder thereof or his agent and the tender of the full amount due to the pawnbroker, said pledged article shall be delivered to the owner thereof or to his agent. The failure of the pawnbroker, without reasonable cause, to deliver said pledged article or to promptly make complete satisfaction therefor shall be a violation of this chapter.
No pledged article shall be sold or otherwise disposed of unless the interest shall be four months or more in arrears.
All sales of the property pawned or pledged shall be at public auction, unless otherwise agreed in writing. When sold at public auction, a notice of every such sale shall be published prior to the sale on three separate dates in a newspaper published each weekday and circulated in the City of Buffalo, and such notice shall specify the time and place at which said sale is to be held. No sale shall be made at private sale until the expiration of 10 days after a notice of intention to sell has been mailed by first class mail to the name and address furnished at the time of making the loan.
A. 
Each pawnbroker shall enter in a book to be kept for that purpose a true account of the sale of all goods sold by him at public auction, showing the exact date when the articles were pledged, the name of the person pledging the same, the date when the articles were sold, the price received and the name of the auctioneer conducting the sale. If any such pledged goods are sold at auction or otherwise for more than the amount due thereon, the surplus shall be paid upon demand to the person on whose account such goods were pawned or to his administrators, executors and assigns. The fair proportion of the necessary costs and charges of any such sale and advertisement may be deducted from such surplus money.
B. 
Any person who shall have pledged any unredeemed goods which have been so sold, or his executors, administrators or assigns, shall at all reasonable times be permitted to inspect the entry book of sales as to entries relating to his pledge.
A. 
No pawnbroker shall receive any goods in pledge from any person who shall appear to be or who shall be known to such pawnbroker to be under the age of 16 years or who is intoxicated or mentally incompetent.
B. 
Said pawnbroker, at the time of purchase or time of taking in pawn of any article, must make a report which contains the name and verified address of the person selling said item, including the seller's age, height, weight, race and gender. The seller's address must be verified by proper identification, showing the person described, and the type of identification so used must be noted along with any identifying numbers on said identification. "Proper identification" shall mean any identification documents that contain the person's name and either a photograph or physical description of said person. Social security cards, draft registration cards, voter registration cards and library cards, etc., shall not be considered sufficient identification for purposes of this chapter.
C. 
Failure so to comply may result in revocation of license after notice and hearing.
No pawnbroker shall employ any person to receive pledges or make loans thereon who is under the age of 16 years.
No pawnbroker shall receive any goods in pawn before 7:00 a.m. or after 7:00 p.m. on any weekday nor at any time on Sunday.
No pawnbroker shall receive in pawn any pistol, revolver or other firearm of a size which may be concealed upon the person, nor shall any pawnbroker knowingly receive in pawn from any journeyman, mechanic, salesman, agent, apprentice or servant any partly manufactured article of wearing apparel or any material intended for the manufacture of such articles.