City of Bangor, ME
Penobscot County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Bangor as Ch. IV, Art. 3; amended 2-13-1989 by Ord. No. 89-94. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Precious metals — See Ch. 219.
Secondhand dealers — See Ch. 247.
[Amended 9-14-1998 by Ord. No. 98-339]
No person, firm or corporation shall engage in business as a pawnbroker in the City of Bangor except under written license granted by the City Council and issued under the signature of the City Clerk.
[Amended 1-14-1991 by Ord. No. 91-44]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
DEALER
Any person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of purchasing, selling or trading used personal property.
PAWNBROKER
Any person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of pawnbroking for which a license is required under 30-A M.R.S.A. § 3961.
A. 
License fee. The annual fee for a pawnbroker's license shall be as provided in § 85-4.
[Amended 5-9-2005 by Ord. No. 05-123]
B. 
Effective date of license. Such license shall continue in force until one year after the date issued, unless sooner revoked by vote of the City Council.
[Amended 9-14-1998 by Ord. No. 98-339]
C. 
Record kept of licenses. The City Clerk shall keep a record of such licenses and revocations in a book kept and properly indexed therefor.
Applications for a pawnbroker's license shall designate the place where the business is to be carried on.
[Amended 12-27-1993 by Ord. No. 94-41]
A. 
Every person, firm or corporation engaged in business in the City of Bangor under license as provided by the laws of the state or ordinances of the city as a pawnbroker shall make available to the office of the Police Chief during regular business hours a correct list or transaction records containing an account of property held in pawn and the name and residence of the pawner.
B. 
Sign required. Every person, firm or corporation so licensed shall put and keep in some conspicuous place on the outside of such place of business a sign designating a licensed pawnbroker and the name of such licensee.
Violations of any of the provisions of this chapter or any of the conditions of any pawnbroker's license granted by the City of Bangor shall be punished by a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $100 for each separate offense, and each day's violation of any provision hereunder shall be deemed a separate offense.