[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Roseville 2-28-1984 by Ord. No. 895 as Ch. 332 of the 1984 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall engage in the business of keeping a secondhand gasoline or motor-driven vehicle or used car lot within the city without first procuring a license from the Roseville Police Department as herein provided.
The Police Department is hereby authorized, on the application of any person of good character, to grant an annual license to engage in the business of keeping a secondhand automobile or used car lot upon payment to the Police Department of a sum as provided for in Chapter 133, Fees, said license to expire upon the first day of May of the succeeding year; provided, however, that if the Police Department refuses to issue a license, the applicant shall have the right to appeal to the City Council, and upon its approval and payment of the proper fee, the Police Department shall issue a license.
Application for such license shall be made in writing to the Roseville Police Department and shall set forth:
The full name, age and residence of the applicant.
The site upon which the business is to be conducted.
The date of license from the Secretary of State of the State of Michigan authorizing the conduct of a business in used automobiles.
The type of building to be erected or used.
Whether or not the applicant was ever convicted of a felony or has a police record.
Any other information deemed necessary for the proper enforcement of this chapter.
No person so licensed under this chapter shall, by virtue of one license, keep within said city more than one used car lot. Used car lots must be on locations approved by the city and in conformity with the Zoning Ordinance of the city. Each used car lot shall have upon the premises at which it is operated a suitable building with sanitary facilities which shall conform to the Building Code of the city.
Every person so licensed shall, at the place of business named in said license, keep a book in which shall be written in ink at the time of purchase or at the time of selling of any secondhand or used automobile a description thereof the name, age, address and personal description of the person or persons from whom such purchase was made or to whom such sale is made and the day and hour of such purchase or sale. Such book at all times shall be open to the inspection of any city official. Such book shall be substantially bound and in a size not less than six inches in length and breadth and in which shall be legibly written in the English language the amount paid for each and every automobile purchased and for each and every automobile sold. No entry in such book shall be erased, obliterated, altered or defaced.
No person licensed under the provisions of this chapter shall display for sale or remove from his or her place of business any such secondhand automobile or used car until the same shall have been in his or her possession at least 48 hours.
It shall be unlawful for any person licensed under this chapter to carry on or engage in the business of operating a used car lot or in any work pertaining thereto on the first day of the week, commonly called "Sunday."
It shall be unlawful for any person licensed under this chapter to display or offer for sale any motor-driven vehicle within five feet of the lot line facing on any highway or street, and it is further provided that no licensee shall dismantle any car or operate a repair shop on the used car lot or premises. However, repairs necessary to recondition those vehicles to be sold on the premises may be made upon the premises subject to proof of ownership at the time of repair by the licensee, in accordance with § 332-5 of this chapter.