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(A) No person shall purchase, exchange, trade or receive secondhand articles or engage in the business of purchasing, exchanging, trading or receiving secondhand articles without first obtaining a swap shop/secondhand dealer’s license from the Chief of Police or his or her designee. The license shall contain the name under which the business is to be conducted and the location where the business is to be conducted.
(B) No person shall engage in the business of purchasing or exchanging secondhand precious stones or any secondhand manufactured article composed wholly or in part of gold, silver, platinum or other precious metal or gold or silver coins or otherwise using the same, or in the business of purchasing or exchanging old gold, silver or platinum for the purpose of melting or refining unless first duly licensed as provided in this chapter.
(C) It shall also constitute a violation of this section to purchase, exchange, trade or receive secondhand articles or engage in the business of purchasing, exchanging, trading, or receiving secondhand articles possessing only an expired license or during any period in which the license is suspended or revoked.
(Ord. 4176, passed 7-18-2013) Penalty, see § 115.99