Town of Watertown, MA
Middlesex County
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[1982 Code, Ch. VIII, § 16]
(A) 
The Licensing Board may license suitable persons to be dealers in and keepers of shops for the purchase, sale, or barter of junk, old metals, or second-hand articles in the town. They may also license suitable persons as junk collectors, to collect, by purchase or otherwise, junk, old metals, and second-hand articles from place to place in the town, and they may provide that collectors shall display badges upon their persons, or upon their vehicles, or upon both, when engaged in collecting, transporting, or dealing in junk, old metals, or second-hand articles, and may prescribe the design thereof.
(B) 
They may also provide that shops and all articles of merchandise therein, and any place, vehicle or receptacle used for the collection or keeping of the articles aforesaid, may be examined at all times by the Licensing Board or by any person by them authorized so to do. The aforesaid licenses may be revoked at pleasure, and shall be subject to the provisions of law.
[1982 Code, Ch. VIII, § 17]
(A) 
Every keeper of a shop for the purchase, sale or barter of junk, old metals or second-hand articles, within the limits of the town, shall keep a book in which shall be written, at the time of every purchase of any articles, a description thereof, the name, age and residence of the person from whom and the day and hour when the purchase was made. The book shall at all times be open to the inspection of the Licensing Board and of any person by them authorized to make the inspection.
(B) 
Every keeper of a shop shall put in a suitable and conspicuous place in his or her shop a sign having his or her name and occupation legibly inscribed thereon in large letters. The shop and all articles of merchandise therein may at all times be examined by the Licensing Board or by an person by them authorized to make the examination. No keeper of a shop and no junk collector shall, directly or indirectly, either purchase or receive by way of barter or exchange any of the articles aforesaid of a minor or apprentice, knowing or having reason to believe him or her to be such. No articles purchased or received by a shop keeper shall be sold until at least one week from the date of purchase or receipt has elapsed.
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Editor's Note: Penalty, see § 10.99.