City of St. Ann, MO
St. Louis County
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Section 616.010 Definitions.

[Ord. No. 2248 §1, 6-3-2002]
As used in this Chapter, unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
AUCTION SALE
A public sale of goods, merchandise or property to the highest bidder. The term "auction sale" does not include a garage sale, as defined in Section 615.010 of the Municipal Code.
AUCTIONEER
A person who sells goods, merchandise or property of any kind at an auction sale for the owner of such goods, merchandise or property, and who receives any commission or compensation of any kind for conducting such sale. The term "auctioneer" does not include a person who conducts an auction sale by or under the jurisdiction of a court or pursuant to any judicial judgment or order, or any foreclosure sale of real estate and does not include the owner of any goods, merchandise or property of any kind who conducts an auction sale.

Section 616.020 License Required.

[Ord. No. 2248 §1, 6-3-2002]
Every person proposing to conduct an auction sale, whether the owner of the goods, merchandise or property, or an auctioneer, as defined herein, shall, at least fifteen (15) days before the date of the proposal auction sale, make application for and obtain a license in accordance with the provisions hereof.

Section 616.030 Application for License.

[Ord. No. 2248 §1, 6-3-2002]
A. 
Every applicant for a license to conduct an auction sale shall file a verified application on the form provided by the City Clerk, which shall contain the following information:
1. 
Name and address of applicant. If the applicant is an auctioneer, a copy of the current license of such auctioneer issued by the Clerk of the County in which such auctioneer has an office shall be attached to the application.
2. 
The address at which the auction is proposed to be conducted.
3. 
The date and hours during which such sale is to be conducted.
4. 
General description of the goods and merchandise to be offered for sale and the name and address of the owner of such goods and merchandise.
5. 
Statement that all items to be offered for sale are owned by the owner or occupant of the property at which the sale is to be held and were not purchased or otherwise acquired for the purpose of selling them at the auction.
6. 
Acknowledgment that the applicant has received a copy of the ordinance of the City regulating the conduct of auction sales and that the applicant shall not knowingly violate any of the provisions thereof.

Section 616.040 Issuance of License. [1]

[Ord. No. 2248 §1, 6-3-2002; Ord. No. 2389 §1, 8-1-2005]
A. 
Upon determination that the proposed conduct of the auction sale does not violate any of the regulations hereof, or the provisions of any other ordinance of the City, and payment of the license fee, if required in Subsection (B), a license shall be issued by the City Clerk and signed by the City Clerk and Collector, specifying the location and the date and time during which the auction sale is permitted to be conducted.
B. 
The fee for the issuance of a license to conduct an auction sale, where the person conducting the sale is the owner of the goods and merchandise, shall be one dollar ($1.00). There shall be no license fee for issuance of a license to an auctioneer, unless the auctioneer maintains an office within the City of St. Ann. If the auctioneer maintains an office within the City, the auctioneer shall obtain a business license to engage in such business and shall pay an annual fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00).
[1]
Editor's Note — The minimum fee for this license was originally increased at election held on April 8, 2003.
Cross Reference — As to additional license fee regulations, §605.160(B — C).

Section 616.050 Regulations Governing Conduct of Auction Sales.

[Ord. No. 2248 §1, 6-3-2002]
A. 
No goods or merchandise shall be offered for sale other than wares and merchandise owned by the owner or occupant of the property at which the sale is to be conducted. Goods or merchandise purchased or otherwise acquired for the purpose of selling same at the auction shall not be offered for sale.
B. 
An auction sale shall be held at the premises owned or occupied by the owner of the goods and merchandise being offered for sale.
C. 
No auction sale shall be conducted on Sundays or legal holidays, and no sale shall be conducted before 9:00 A.M. or after 6:00 P.M. on any other day; provided that, for good cause shown, the Board of Aldermen may, on application, grant permission to conduct a sale after the hour of 6:00 P.M., but not later than 9:00 P.M.
D. 
No loud speaker, sound amplifier or similar devices shall be permitted which carries the sound beyond the confines of the premises.
E. 
The owner of the goods and merchandise being offered for sale at an auction and the auctioneer, if any, shall be responsible for insuring that adequate provision is made to avoid any traffic congestion, including providing an attendant to direct persons seeking to attend said sale, to park their vehicles at lawful locations.
F. 
No more than two (2) auction sales shall be conducted at any property in a twelve (12) month period and a license shall be valid for one (1) day only. Signs for any such sale shall conform with the requirements set out in Section 615.040 relating to signs for garage sales at property located within a residential zoning district. Violation of the provisions of this Subsection shall automatically revoke the license and the violator shall be subject to the penalties provided for violation of City ordinances.

Section 616.060 Penalty for Violation.

[Ord. No. 2248 §1, 6-3-2002]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this Chapter shall, on conviction thereof, be subject to the penalties provided for violation of City ordinances.