(a) Articles or junk purchased or exchanged shall be retained by the purchaser thereof for not less than 15 days before disposing of them, in an accessible place in the building or other suitable location, where such articles or junk are purchased and received. A tag shall be attached to such articles or junk in some visible and conspicuous place with a number written thereon to correspond with the entry number in such book or electronic record. For items not reported electronically, such purchaser shall prepare and deliver on Monday of each week to the Chief of Police before noon, a legible and correct copy, written in the English language, from such book, containing a description of each article or junk, including, for salvaged iron, aluminum, brass, lead, copper and other base metal and their compounds or combinations, the quantity and/or weight of such items, purchased or received during the previous week, the hour and day when the purchase was made and the description of the person from whom it was purchased. Such statement shall be verified by the affidavit of the person subscribing his name thereto; provided that this section shall not apply to old rags or waste paper; provided further that the 15-day retention requirement shall not apply to licensed scrap iron and metal processors and recyclers.
(b) Any person who is engaged in the business of buying, exchanging, collecting, receiving, storing or selling any used motor vehicle(s) for the purpose of wrecking or salvaging parts therefrom shall report each such transaction to the City of Flint Police Department within five business days (excluding Saturday and Sunday) from the date of the transaction. Such report shall contain, as to each transaction, a description of each such motor vehicle acquired, including its vehicle identification number, the hour and day when the purchase was made and a description of the person from whom it was acquired. Such report shall be on forms approved by the City of Flint Police Department and shall be made under oath. The used motor vehicles shall be retained in the same physical state in which they were at the time of acquisition for a period of five business days (excluding Saturday and Sunday) after the time the report is received by the City of Flint Police Department before being disposed of or altered in any fashion.
(Ord. 426, passed 5-26-1941; Ord. 2647, passed 6-26-1978; Ord. 2945, passed 3-11-1985; Ord. 3582, passed 6-30-2004)