[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of East Orange 6-12-1972 by Ord. No. 24-1972. Amendments noted where applicable.]
For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms, phrases and words shall have the meanings given herein:
- CITY OFFICIAL
- The Chief of Police.
- Any person, partnership, association or corporation lending money on deposit or pledge of personal property, other than choses in action, securities or printed evidences of indebtedness; or purchasing personal property on condition of selling it back at a stipulated price; or doing business as a furniture storage warehouseman and lending money on goods, wares or merchandise pledged or deposited as collateral security.
- An article or articles deposited with a pawnbroker in the course of his business.
- A person who delivers the pledge into possession of a pawnbroker, unless such person discloses that he is or was acting for another, in which event "pledgor" means the disclosed principal.
No pawnbroker shall maintain, keep and operate a business within the City unless all the provisions of Chapter 51, Land Use, of this Code, and N.J.S.A. 45:22-1 through 45:22-20, its supplements and amendments, have been met and evidences of such compliance delivered to the City official.
Upon demand, the City official shall deliver to the pawnbroker an application for the purposes of maintaining, keeping and operating a pawnbroker business within the City. No permit shall issue unless such application is completed, executed and all requirements contained therein are fully met and delivered to the City official. The City official shall make determination if the maintenance, keeping and operation of such pawnbroker business at the place or places named in the application shall affect the health, welfare and morals of the City. If such application is denied, the City official shall set down in writing his findings and conclusions and deliver a copy of same to the applicant upon demand.
If the City official approves the license to operate such pawnbroker business, the same shall be issued for a fee in accordance with the schedule of license fees in Chapter 170, Licenses and Fees, of this Code. Such fee shall be for each place of business, and separate licenses shall be issued therefor. The license fee shall be paid to the issuing officer as defined in Chapter 170, § 170-1, of this Code.
The City official shall, upon written notice and hearing, revoke the license if the pawnbroker violates any provision of N.J.S.A. 45:22-1 through 45:22-20, together with such further or other regulations adopted by the City Council, which regulations are contained in the application delivered to pawnbrokers under this chapter.
[Added 11-10-1980 by Ord. No. 15-1980]
Violators of any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than $2,000, imprisonment for not more than 90 days and/or 90 days of community service.