[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Rockville Centre 2-22-1971 by L.L. No. 1-1971 as Ch. 13 of the 1971 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person or persons, firm, association or corporation shall engage in the business of a dealer in secondhand, used and/or repossessed motor vehicles, automobiles, parts or accessories within the limits of the Village without a license. Said license shall be required both in the event such person, persons, firm, association or corporation is engaged solely and exclusively in said business, or said person, persons, firm, association or corporation is engaged in said business as a part of or along with some other business. No license shall be granted, however, unless the applicant or his tenant shall conduct and maintain within the confines of the Village a showroom or a building to store at least five cars. Said license shall not be transferable.
[Amended 10-18-1971; 12-4-1972]
All licenses issued hereunder shall expire on the first day of October next succeeding the issuance thereof, and a license may be issued by the Mayor, who is hereby empowered to issue such license to the person applying therefor. Every such license shall be countersigned by the Village Clerk and shall have endorsed thereon the receipt of the Treasurer showing payment to him of the license fee.
The license mentioned in the preceding section of this chapter may be suspended or revoked at any time by the Mayor of the Village or by the Board of Trustees thereof if such licensee shall violate any of the provisions of any other ordinance of the Village or do anything to the detriment of the safety, health, comfort and general welfare of the inhabitants of the Village or visitors thereto.
Every person holding a license under any provision of this chapter shall exhibit the same upon the demand of any person and shall report to the Chief of Police and the Village Clerk any change of residence or place of business within three days of such change. All licensed vehicles or place of business shall be regularly inspected.
Nothing herein contained shall be construed as in anywise amending or limiting the provisions of the ordinance of the Village of Rockville Centre commonly known as the Zoning Ordinance and the Building Code, or either of them.
Any person or persons violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be liable for and forfeit and pay a penalty of not less than $25 for each violation thereof, for the use of said Village. Any violation of this chapter or any part thereof shall constitute disorderly conduct, and any person violating this chapter or any part thereof shall be and is hereby declared a disorderly person.