§ 110.01  JUNK DEALERS.
   (A)   No person shall conduct or maintain any store, building, premises or place for the purpose of engaging in the business of buying or selling junk; used, old or second hand iron, brass, copper, tin, zinc or any other material; rags; rubber; bottles; papers or any other like material or by product, either at wholesale or retail or in the business of buying old and second hand automobiles for the purpose of wrecking them and disposing of that wreckage as parts, junk or otherwise, either at wholesale or retail, in the city unless that person first procures a license to do so.
   (B)   Any person desiring to conduct or maintain any store, building, premises or place for the purpose of engaging in the business of buying or selling junk or any of the materials or articles set forth in division (A) of this section or in the business of buying old and second hand automobiles for the purpose of wrecking them and disposing of that wreckage as parts, junk or otherwise, either at wholesale or retail, as provided in division (A) of this section, shall make application in writing to the City Clerk for a license to do so specifying the street and house number of the building in which that person intends to carry on that business. No person shall, by virtue of one license, conduct or maintain more than one store, building, premise or place of business.
   (C)   Every person licensed to conduct or maintain any such store, building, premise or place for the purpose of engaging in the business of buying or selling junk or other materials and articles, as enumerated in division (A) of this section, shall keep a book in which shall be written legibly in ink, at the time of the purchase, taking or receiving of any junk, articles or materials enumerated in division (A) of this section, an accurate account and description in the English language of the junk, articles or materials purchased, taken or received, the amount of money paid for it and the date of purchasing, taking or receiving it and the name, residence or place of business of the person from whom it was purchased or received. That record shall be at all times open for inspection by the Chief of Police or any member of the Police Department ordered by the Chief of Police to examine it. All junk, materials or articles purchased, taken or received shall be retained by the person engaging in the business described in division (A) of this section for a period not less than 48 hours before disposing of the records.
   (D)   No person shall collect or peddle iron, brass, copper, tin, zinc, rags, bottles, feathers, papers or junk of any description in or along the city streets and alleys without first having obtained a junk peddler’s license.
   (E)   Any person desiring to procure a junk peddler’s license shall apply for it in writing, giving to the City Clerk his or her full name, age and address. That application shall be signed by at least two residents of the city, in the presence of the City Clerk, stating that they are personally acquainted with the applicant and know him or her to be a bona fide city resident. The application for a license shall be made in person by the party to whom the license is to be issued. Only one license shall be issued to one person for any one period.
   (F)   All licensed junk peddlers shall wear a badge of metal, three inches in diameter, on the front of the outside garment, with the registered number of his or her license in plain figures on that badge, which shall be furnished by the City Clerk.
   (G)   For engaging in the business of buying or selling junk or other materials and articles, as described in division (A) of this section, the applicant shall pay to the City Clerk the sum of $25 as a license fee, whereupon the City Clerk shall issue to the applicant a license for the term of one year. For engaging in the business of junk peddler as described in division (D) of this section, no license fee shall be required, but the City Clerk shall issue to the applicant a license for the period of one year.
   (H)   Every person engaged in business as described in division (E) of this section or engaged in the business of junk peddler, as described in division (E) of this section, with management or control of any wagon, truck or other vehicle or conveyance while traveling over the city streets or alleys used in the carrying or transportation of any of the materials or articles described in the foregoing subsections of this section shall provide and equip that wagon, truck, vehicle or conveyance with beds lined with metal to prohibit junk or other articles or materials, as described in division (A) of this section, from escaping through openings or cracks in those beds on to the city streets or alleys.
   (I)   Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation, and upon conviction, shall be fined as set forth in § 10.99. Each day a violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense.
(1985 Code, § 25-21-1-1)  (Ord. 17-1930, passed 11-18-1930)
Statutory reference:
   Junk dealers, necessity for license, see I.C. 25-21-1-1