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(A) No person, partnership, or corporation shall engage in or carry on the business of a pawnbroker without a license issued by the city for each and every separate office or place of business operated by the licensee in the city. Any pawn transaction made without benefit of a license is void.
(B) A license under this chapter shall authorize the licensee to carry on business only at the permanent place of business designated in the license. No license may be transferred to a different location or different licensee. However, upon written request, the Chief of Police, or Chief’s designee, may approve an off-site locked and secured storage facility. All provisions of this chapter regarding record keeping and reporting apply to the facility and its contents. Property shall be stored in compliance with all provisions of the city code. The licensee must either own the building in which the business is conducted, and any approved off-site storage facility, or have a lease on the business premise that extends for more than six months.
(Ord. 679, passed 7-7-09)