City of Las Vegas, NM
San Miguel County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Las Vegas as Ch. 5, Art. 6 of the 1972 City Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Pawnbrokers and secondhand dealers — See Ch. 313.
Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 319.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
Any person engaged in the business of purchasing or selling secondhand or castoff material of any kind, which is commonly known as and is hereinafter designated and referred to as "junk," such as old iron, copper, brass, lead, zinc, tin, steel, and other metals, metallic cables, wires, ropes, cordage, bottles, bagging, rags, rubber, paper and other like materials, shall be and hereby are defined, and held to be a junk dealer.
Every person actively engaged in the business of acquiring vehicles, required to be registered hereunder, for the purpose of dismantling such vehicles as scrap material or for the resale of reclaimable parts and who, for such purposes, maintains within this state an established place of business.
Every dealer or keeper of a junkyard who shall receive or be in possession of any goods, articles or things which may have been lost or stolen, or alleged or supposed to have been lost or stolen, shall forthwith, on demand, exhibit the same to any member of the Police Department.
No keeper of a junkyard shall receive any article or thing by way of pledge or pawn; nor shall he loan or advance any sum of money on the security of any article or thing.
No junk dealer shall store or hold junk at any location in the City other than that specified in his license.
Wreckers of vehicles shall provide proof of state registration prior to the issuance of a City license.