[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Wethersfield as Secs. 6-2-1 through 6-2-5 of the Code of 1972. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- JUNK DEALER
- Any person, except those exempted by the statutes of the state, who shall engage in business as a dealer and trader in junk, old metal, scrap, rags, wastepaper or other secondhand articles. Nothing herein shall be construed to apply to any charitable organization dealing in such articles or to any dealer in antique household furniture, china or glassware.
Before engaging in the business of junk dealer in the Town, a license shall be obtained from the Town. The fee for such license shall be $10 a year or any portion thereof, and, unless sooner revoked, such license shall expire on the last day of June succeeding the date of issuance thereof for each team or vehicle used in connection with such business. Such dealer shall display on both sides of such team or vehicle a sign designed and furnished by the Chief of Police bearing the number of his license, the year in which such license is in force (in numerals) and the words "Licensed Junk Dealer" in Roman letters, each numeral and letter to be at least three inches in height; such sign to be furnished by the Chief of Police without expense to such person so licensed.
Any person who shall engage in business as a junk dealer shall exhibit to the Chief of Police a certified registration issued by the State Motor Vehicle Department at the time of making application for a license to carry on such business.
Each junk dealer shall make weekly, sworn statements of all his transactions under such license, describing the goods received and setting forth the name and residence and a description of the person from whom such goods were received, to the Town Clerk, and shall keep all goods at least five days after the filing of such statement.