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. 5; amended 2-13-1989 by Ord. No. 89-94. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fees  — See Ch. 109.
Pawnbrokers — See Ch. 206.
Precious metals — See Ch. 219.
Yard sales — See Ch. 302.

§ 247-1 License required.

Except as hereinafter provided, no person, firm or corporation shall deal in secondhand articles or conduct, operate or sponsor a sale of secondhand articles in the City of Bangor without having first obtained a dealer in secondhand articles license. For purposes of this chapter, the term "secondhand articles" shall be construed as used personal property having a gross sales price in excess of $25.

§ 247-2 Licensing procedure.

A. 
Application for a dealer in secondhand articles license shall be made to the City Clerk and shall state thereon the name of the applicant, the applicant's address and the address at which said secondhand articles are to be sold.
B. 
The annual fee for a secondhand dealer's license shall be as provided in § 85-4; provided, however, that in the case of a sale of secondhand articles at a single location and with more than one participant, the sponsor of such sale shall obtain one license as required by this chapter. In addition, each participant in said sale shall obtain a nontransferable permit at a fee of $5 per table to be issued by the City Clerk for a duration of not more than three consecutive days.[1]
[Amended 5-9-2005 by Ord. No. 05-123]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Fees may not be current. See also Ch. 109, Fees, regarding the Schedule of Fees.
C. 
The 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]

§ 247-3 Transaction record.

Every person licensed or granted a permit under this chapter shall keep a record of all secondhand articles purchased by him or her and offered for sale in the city, together with the date of purchase, name and address of the seller and a description of each article bought. Such record shall be kept open for public inspection at all times by representatives of the City of Bangor.

§ 247-4 Exemptions.

The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to such persons or businesses operating duly licensed automobile graveyards, junkyards or pawnshops or licensed as dealers in old gold, silver and precious metals or operating under a permit for the sale of personal property pursuant to Chapter 302, Yard Sales, of this Code or to casual sales or sales of used motor vehicles.

§ 247-5 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 9-14-1998 by Ord. No. 98-339]
Any person who shall in any manner violate any of the provisions of this chapter or violate any conditions of any license or permit granted under the provisions hereof shall, on conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not less than $50. Each day on which such violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.