[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Edgewater 3-16-2009 by Ord. No. 1404-2009 (Ch. 210 of the 1975 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 305.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any person, partnership, corporation or other business entity who or which, through any means, buys or sells secondhand gold, silver, precious metals or jewelry, and includes anyone advertising the purchase or sale of the aforementioned items.
- Any person under the age of 18 years.
Each dealer conducting business or intending to conduct business within the jurisdiction of the Borough of Edgewater shall first register with the Chief of Police, and provide the following information:
The dealer's name. In the event that the dealer is a business entity other than a sole proprietorship, the dealer shall provide the names of all partners (for a partnership) or officers (for a corporation).
Home address and phone number for the dealer and any partner(s) or officer(s).
Business name, including any names under which the business is authorized by the State of New Jersey to conduct business.
Business address and phone number.
Each dealer shall keep a bound record book in which every purchase and sale shall be legibly written in English, including the following information:
A description of each item involved in the sale.
The number or numbers of any identification appearing on each item, including monograms and identifying numbers or markings, if any.
The name, address and general description of the person from whom the purchase was made or to whom the sale was made.
The date and time of the purchase or sale.
Copies of two forms of identification from the person making the purchase or sale, at least one of which must be a photo identification.
The above records shall be subject to the inspection of any authorized police officer of the Borough of Edgewater at any time.
Each dealer doing business in the Borough of Edgewater shall deliver to the Chief of Police the description of all items purchased, received or sold within 72 hours of the completion of the transaction, on forms prescribed by the Chief of Police.
No dealer shall sell, melt, change the form of or otherwise dispose of any articles purchased or received within five days from the date the notification is made to the Chief of Police, and all such items shall remain on the premises where the item was purchased or received for no less than five days.
Each dealer must require two forms of identification, one with photo identification, from each person with whom business is transacted, and no transaction may be made with any minor, as hereinabove defined.
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to the penalties in Chapter 1, Article II, General Penalty. If the violation is of a continuing nature, each day during which it continues shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.