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(A) Each dealer conducting business within the jurisdiction of the township shall first register with the Chief of Police, who shall fingerprint the applicant and institute an investigation of the applicant’s moral character and business responsibility as he or she deems necessary for the protection of the public welfare. In the event that the dealer is a business entity other than a sole proprietorship, the officers in a corporation or the partners in a partnership (or limited partnership) shall be deemed to be the applicant(s) who shall be fingerprinted and investigated in accordance with this section. Upon completion of the investigation, the Chief of Police shall either issue or deny the license based upon the results of his or her investigation. Upon issuance of the license, the applicant shall be given a copy of this chapter.
(B) A dealer of precious metals, gems or gemstones or second hand goods shall, prior to buying, attempting to buy or offering to buy, register with the Chief of Police, providing the following information on an application prescribed by the Police Department:
(1) Name and address of dealer;
(2) Address from which dealer shall conduct business; and
(3) Copy of valid permit from the township.
(Ord. 238-13, passed 10-14-13)