[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Northampton as Ch. 13 of the 1977 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I General Rules and Regulations
Article II Licensing Requirements
Every person licensed under this chapter shall at all times keep displayed upon his shop or vehicle or person, a badge or sign bearing the owner's name, occupation and license number, in large and distinct letters and figures.
Every person licensed under this chapter shall keep a book in which he shall record all articles purchased by barter or otherwise, the time of purchase, and the name, age and residence of the person from whom the articles were procured.
The books of every shop or vehicle licensed under this chapter shall at all times be kept open to the inspection of the Mayor, any member of the Council, or of any person authorized by such officials to make such inspection.
Any person obtaining a license under the provisions of this chapter shall offer and afford full opportunity to any police officer, Constable or Sheriff to examine the books, records, bags, baskets, vehicles or contents thereof, upon demand, and shall give full information to such officers concerning any goods or articles which he has in his possession, or in or about the buildings or premises wherein such materials are stored and kept.
No person licensed under this chapter shall pursue such business, nor keep his shop open, nor transact any business in his shop or vehicle before sunrise or later than 9:00 in the evening.
No person licensed under this chapter shall purchase or receive any articles mentioned in his license from any person who is a minor.
No person licensed under this chapter shall enter any building without having first obtained the consent of the owner or occupant, nor take any property from any premises without the consent of the owner.
It shall be unlawful for any person to be a collector of, dealer in, or keeper of a shop for the purchase, sale, or barter of rags, paper, old metals, junk, or secondhand articles without first obtaining a license from the City Council as provided in Chapter 140 of the Massachusetts General Laws. No person shall purchase or receive by barter within the limits of this City any of the articles mentioned above without first procuring such a license.
The fee for a license required by this article for a junk dealer or collector and for a secondhand dealer shall be as set forth in Chapter 174, Fees, for each year or part thereof, which shall be paid to the City Clerk when the license is issued. Societies, associations or corporations organized solely for religious or charitable purposes and their agents shall not be required to pay a fee for such licenses.
The license issued under this article may be revoked upon breach of any of the conditions thereof.
All licenses granted under this article shall expire on the first day of May next after the date thereof, unless sooner revoked, and a record of the licenses so granted shall be kept by the City Clerk.