[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Northampton as Ch. 15 of the 1977 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall carry on the business of a pawnbroker in the City unless he is duly licensed therefor by the City Council in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 140 of the General Laws of Massachusetts.
The fee for a pawnbroker's license shall be as set forth in Chapter 174, Fees, and each pawnbroker shall furnish a bond as provided therein.
No pawnbroker shall, directly or indirectly, receive any article in pawn from any minor knowing or having reason to believe him to be such.
The rate of interest which such pawnbroker may receive on loans shall be as fixed from time to time by order of the City Council pursuant to the General Laws of Massachusetts, Chapter 140.