§ 110.01  DEFINITIONS.
   (A)   For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
      AGENT. The person having the agency for the manufacturer, producer, or distributor.
      BUSINESS. Any business, trade, occupation, profession, avocation or calling of any kind, subject, by the provision of this chapter, to the requirement of a business license.
      DEALER, As defined in G.S. § 66-406 and any amendments thereto.
      ENGAGED IN THE BUSINESS. Engaged in the business as owner or operator.
      FISCAL YEAR. The period beginning with the 1st day of July and ending with the 30th day of June next following.
      FIXED LOCATION. Any site occupied by a secondhand dealer as the owner or lessee of the site under a lease or rental agreement providing for occupation of the site by the secondhand dealer for a total duration of not less than 364 days.
      PAWNBROKERS. As defined in G.S. § 66-387 and any amendments thereto.
      PERSON. Any person, firm, partnership, company or corporation.
      PRECIOUS METALS DEALER. As defined in G.S. § 66-406 and any amendments thereto.
      QUARTER. Any three consecutive months.
      SECONDARY METALS RECYCLER. As defined in G.S. § 66-420 and any amendments thereto.
      SECONDHAND DEALER. Any person, sole proprietorship, partnership, joint venture, corporation, company, association or any other form of organization whose regular business is buying or exchanging, in any manner, at retail or wholesale, or otherwise dealing for profit in, secondhand goods. Included within this definition and chapter are those entities subject to and regulated under G.S. §§ 66-385 through 66-399 (pawnbrokers and cash converters), G.S. §§ 66-405 through 66-419 (precious metals) and G.S. §§ 66-420 through 66-439 (secondary metals).
      SELLER. Any person or business which does not meet the definition of a secondhand dealer and sells and/or exchanges secondhand goods to a secondhand dealer.
   (B)   Any amendments to state law or regulation shall be automatically incorporated herein.
(Ord. passed 12-1-14)