[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of Upper Moreland Township 5-12-1970 by Ord. No. 689; amended 9-6-1988 by Ord. No. 1165 (Title 11, Ch. 1, of the 1977 Code). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
No person, corporation, partnership or association shall henceforth offer any item of real estate or personal property for sale in the Township of Upper Moreland by public sale or auction, nor shall any person, corporation, partnership or association suffer or permit such sales to take place on property owned or possessed by it, without first obtaining an auction permit from the Township.
Every applicant for an auction or public sale permit shall provide and every permit shall set forth the date or dates and location when such auction or public sale shall take place, the approximate hours during which the auction or public sale shall be in process. If there is to be a display for public examination, the application shall state the date, time and location of the examination period. Said application shall further set forth the name and address of the person or persons conducting the sale.
No auction or public sale permit shall be issued to any applicant conducting an auction house or public sale room at a permanent location at regular intervals unless the applicant can provide adequate off-street parking to accommodate one vehicle for every three persons reasonably expected to be in attendance.
The auction or public sale permit shall at all times be prominently displayed during any period of public examination of the real or personal property to be sold and during the time when the public sale or auction is being conducted.
The fee for the issuance of each auction or public sale permit shall be as set from time to time by resolution of the Board of Commissioners. No permit shall be issued less than 24 hours prior to the time of the sale or auction commencing without approval of the Township Manager or Police Chief. Nonprofit organizations shall be exempt from the payment of such fees but shall comply with all other requirements.
Any person violating the provisions of this chapter shall, upon summary conviction before a magisterial district judge, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $600 and costs of prosecution and, in default thereof, shall undergo imprisonment for not more than 30 days.
This chapter shall not apply to Sheriff's or other court-ordered sales.