[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Rochelle Park 6-17-2015 by Ord. No. 1085-15. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any person, partnership or corporation, 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 any of the aforementioned items.
- Any person under the age of 18 years.
No dealer shall conduct business within the Township until said dealer has secured a license from the Township Clerk authorizing said dealer to conduct business within the Township. Applicants for a dealer license shall file an application with the Township Clerk containing the following information:
Name and address of the applicant. If the applicant is operating under a trade name said applicant shall provide a certified copy of a filed trade name certificate. If the applicant is a partnership, the applicant shall supply a copy of the partnership certificate and the general partners of the partnership shall comply with all individual disclosure requirements and criminal background information and checks required by this section. If the applicant is a corporation, the applicant shall provide a copy of the certificate of incorporation for the corporation and all directors, shareholders and officers of the corporation shall comply with all individual disclosure requirements and criminal background information and checks required by this section.
A statement that the applicant is over the age of 18, is a citizen or legal resident of the United States, and proof of citizenship or residency status.
A statement as to whether the applicant has ever been convicted of a crime, disorderly persons offense or violation of a municipal ordinance, including a description of any such violations that have occurred.
Two photographs of the applicant taken not more than 60 days prior to the filing of the application.
Each applicant shall submit to a criminal background search, including fingerprinting, conducted by the Township Police Department.
Each applicant shall pay an annual fee of $100 for a license and a fee of $100 covering the fee for the criminal background check.
No license shall be granted to any applicant in the following cases:
To an applicant who has been convicted of any crime, disorderly persons offense involving moral turpitude, dishonesty or which reflects adversely upon the applicant's ability to operate his business in an honest manner.
To an applicant found by any court to have engaged in fraud, deceit, misrepresentation or similar activity.
To an applicant whose license under this chapter has at any time been revoked or suspended.
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, 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 Township of Rochelle Park at any time.
Each dealer doing business in the Township of Rochelle Park 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.
All applicants for a license as required by this section shall upload all transaction details such as product description, seller identification and relevant photographs to the Regional Automated Property Information Database (RAPID). The uploading of the required information shall be coordinated through the Rochelle Park Police Department.
[Added 8-16-2017 by Ord. No. 1114-17]
No dealer shall sell, melt, change the form of or 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 purchase was made for at least five days.
Each dealer must require identification of the person with whom it is transacting business, and no transaction may be made with any minor, as hereinabove defined.
Any person, as defined above, who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to the penalties under the general penalty provisions of this Code. A separate offense shall be deemed committed in each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.