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A. It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the business of a precious metal dealer unless a valid license therefor has been issued as herein provided and said license is in full force and effect.
B. Upon receipt of an application for a license, the Sheriff shall cause an investigation to be made of the applicant or applicants. Such investigation shall be completed within thirty (30) days.
C. No person shall be issued a license to engage in the business of a precious metal dealer when that person:
1. Is under the age of eighteen (18) years;
2. Is not the bona fide owner of such business;
3. Has had a similar license revoked by this County or any other county of this State or of the United States or any other state of the United States within the five (5) years immediately preceding the date of the filing of the application;
4. Has been convicted of any felony, or has been convicted of any other crime, whether felony or misdemeanor, involving moral turpitude within the five (5) years immediately preceding the date of the filing of the application; or
5. Has misrepresented or made a false or fraudulent statement of material or relevant facts contained in the application.
D. An affirmative showing with respect to the qualifications herein specified shall be required to be made with respect to each applicant and to each partner of a partnership applicant and to each officer, director or member of the governing board of a corporation or association applicant.
E. Upon completion of the investigation, the Ada County Clerk shall notify the applicant whether his license request is approved and upon payment of the prescribed license fee shall issue a license. Such license shall show the name and address of said licensee, the amount of fee paid, the date of issuance and the date of expiration.
F. The Ada County Clerk shall notify the applicant if his license request is disapproved, the reasons thereof and advise him of the appeal procedure.
G. Licenses shall not be transferable, either as to person or place. The license issued hereunder shall be posted conspicuously in each place of business named therein.