Town of Southborough, MA
Worcester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Southborough as Art. XI, Sec. 1 of the 1983 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Peddlers and solicitors — See Ch. 133.

§ 143-1 Regulations in addition to statute.

All persons or parties granted licenses by the Board of Selectmen in accordance with MGL c. 140, §§ 54 and 202, regarding dealers in junk, old metals and secondhand articles, junk collectors and pawnbrokers, shall, in addition to the restrictions and requirements of said statute, be subject to the additional following regulations.

§ 143-2 License fee.

The fee for said license shall be $50 per annum.

§ 143-3 Information to be obtained.

Every licensee shall keep a permanent bound book (pages not removable) in which shall be written, at the time of receipt, the following information:
A. 
Day and hour of receipt of goods or articles.
B. 
Specific physical description of goods or articles, including color, weight, size, markings, etc.
C. 
Name, address, age and driver's license number of person who presents goods or articles. (In case of no license, then suitable pictured identification will be required.)

§ 143-4 Age restrictions.

No licensee shall, directly or indirectly, receive any goods or articles from a minor, and the responsibility for such determination of the person's age shall be on the licensee.

§ 143-5 Articles to be retained.

Every licensee shall retain on the licensed premises all goods and articles received for a specific period of time in accordance with the following schedule:
A. 
Secondhand articles and junk: 14 days.
B. 
Old metals, precious metals, precious stones or jewelry, silver and gold: seven days.
C. 
Those articles listed in Subsection B above in those instances where the Board or designees is satisfied as to the appropriate origin or source of said goods and articles: four days.

§ 143-6 One address per license; license to be displayed.

Each license shall be effective at only one address, and said license shall be conspicuously displayed at that address.

§ 143-7 Records to be open for inspection.

All books, records, goods and articles received, held or maintained by every licensee shall be available for inspection at all times (and without prior notice) by the Board or designees.

§ 143-8 Bond required; grievances.

Every new licensee, except those who have held a similar license from the Town for the immediate previous twelve-month period, shall furnish to the Board a bond in such sum as the Board may require, executed by the licensee and by a surety company authorized to do business within the commonwealth. Said bond shall be payable to the Town, for the benefit of any person aggrieved, and shall be conditioned upon the faithful observation of the licensee of all applicable statutes, rules and regulations. Any person so aggrieved may bring suit on the Board in his own name; provided, however, that the aggregate liability of the surety to all such persons shall in no event exceed the sum of such bond.

§ 143-9 License to include rules and regulations.

These rules and regulations shall be incorporated into every license granted hereunder.

§ 143-10 Revocation of license.

The Board may revoke the license of any dealer who violates or fails to uphold these regulations.