A.   No person shall engage in the business of pawnbroker at any location without a pawnbroker license for that location. No pawnbroker license may be transferred to a different location or a different person. Any change, directly or beneficially, in the ownership of any licensed pawnshop shall require the application for a new license, and the new owner must satisfy all current eligibility requirements. Issuance of a license under this chapter shall not relieve the licensee from obtaining any other licenses required to conduct business at the same or any other location.
   B.   All licenses issued under this chapter shall be effective from the date of approval by the City Council and shall expire on December 31 of each year.
   C.   A license issued under this chapter shall be posted in a conspicuous place within the licensed premises.
   D.   A licensee under this chapter shall be responsible for the conduct of the business being operated and shall maintain conditions of order. The conduct of agents or employees of a licensee engaged in the performance of duties for the licensee shall be deemed the conduct of the licensee.
   E.   It shall be unlawful for any person who owns or controls real property to knowingly permit it to be used for pawn brokering without a license required by this chapter. (Prior Code § 7-13-4)