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(A) Except as provided in subsection (F) of this section, it shall be unlawful for any pawnbroker, secondhand dealer, or secondary metals recycler to engage in business within Louisville/Jefferson County except when licensed by the Department of Codes and Regulations under this section and in compliance with the provisions of this chapter.
(B) Before commencing business within Louisville/Jefferson County, each business required to be licensed under this section shall make application in writing and under oath to the Department of Codes and Regulations and shall pay the required license fees.
(C) Businesses licensed under this section shall be required to maintain a separate license for each business location.
(D) The Director of the Department of Codes and Regulations may set and enforce rules and regulations deemed necessary for the orderly and complete administration of this chapter which are not inconsistent with any of the provisions of this chapter. A copy of the administrative regulations as promulgated by the Director of the Department of Codes and Regulations shall be available for public inspection in the offices of the Department of Codes and Regulations.
(E) The Director of the Department of Codes and Regulations is authorized to establish and promulgate a reasonable schedule and classifications of fees for licenses and permits as shall be issued pursuant to this chapter.
(F) The license requirements of this chapter shall not be construed to apply to the following:
(1) Upon producing proof of certification of registration with the Department of Professional Licensing of the Public Protection Cabinet, Secondary metals recyclers certified under the provisions of KRS 433.902 shall be exempt from the requirement to obtain a license with the Department of Codes and Regulations.
(2) No license is required for those persons operating yard sales, garage sales, or other similar types of activities from their own residentially zoned property, or from property on which they legally reside or from property owned by a charitable organization. These activities must be temporary in nature and must comply with all Louisville Metro ordinance provisions and Land Development Code provisions. (See Land Development Code Section 4.4.4 Garage Sales)
(3) No license is required for any member or members of a religious, charitable, health, welfare, educational, political or youth service organization, who is acting as a peddler by selling or offering to sell goods or services, including secondhand goods, to raise funds for the work of such organization and for no other purpose. The Director of the Department of Codes and Regulations may require any organization or individual claiming exemption to appear and present evidence in support of said membership and purpose.
(Lou. Metro Ord. No. 76-2007, approved 5-15-2007; Lou. Metro Am. Ord. No. 230-2013, approved 12-16-13; Lou. Metro Am. Ord. No. 138-2019, approved 9-24-2019; Lou. Metro Am. Ord. No. 69-2021, approved 5-27-2021) Penalty, see § 123.99