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Frederick County, VA
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Frederick as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 9-12-1984 as Ch. 15, Art. I, § 1-4, of the 1984 Frederick County Code.]
Editor's Note: For statutory provisions relating to legislative authority of County to adopt this chapter, see Code of Virginia, § 18.2-224.
It shall be unlawful for any person to advertise or conduct a sale for the purpose of discontinuing a retail business or to modify the word "sale" in any advertisement with the words "going out of business" or any other words which tend to insinuate that the retail business is to be discontinued and the merchandise liquidated, unless such person obtains a permit to conduct such sale from the Board of Supervisors as prescribed by this article.
Applications for special sale permits required by § 139-1 above shall be filed with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors at least 14 days prior to the date of such sale and the next regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors.
Applications for special sale permits shall contain the following information:
The name of the person conducting such sale.
The legal address of the place where such sale is to be conducted.
An inventory of all goods which are to be offered for sale during such special sale.
Written notification from the County Attorney that he has inspected the advertisement and inventory of such sale and has found such advertisement and inventory to be in conformity with the provisions of this article.
[Amended 6-11-2008]
A fee as set by resolution of the Board of Supervisors shall accompany such application. Such fee shall be deposited in the general fund of the County.
[Amended 12-9-1992]
The Board of Supervisors shall issue such special sale permit at its next regular meeting following the date of the filing of an application for such special sale permit, provided that the application for such permit is in conformity with the provisions of this article.
Each sale permit shall be valid for a period of 60 days, and any extension of such period shall constitute a new special sale and shall require an additional permit.
[Amended 12-9-1992]
The Board of Supervisors shall cause inspections to be made of such special sale to ensure that such sale shall be conducted in conformity with the provisions of this article.
It shall be unlawful for any person to advertise at a reduced price or to sell any goods at a reduced price during a special sale, as defined in § 139-1 above, other than those goods listed in the inventory required by § 139-3 above.
[Amended 12-9-1992]
Any person guilty of a violation of the provisions of this article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum fine of $2,500 or by imprisonment for not more than 12 months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.