[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Warwick 12-8-1980 by L.L. No. 7-1980. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any person, partnership or corporation, who, through any means, buys or sells secondhand gold, silver, precious metals or jewelry, and includes anyone advertising the purchase or sale of any of the aforementioned items.
- Any person under the age of 18 years.
[Amended 4-10-1989 by L.L. No. 6-1989]
Each dealer conducting business within the jurisdiction of the Village of Warwick shall first register with the Chief of Police, who shall investigate the applicant, and then shall obtain a license from the Village Clerk by paying a yearly fee as set forth in Chapter 63, Fees.
Each dealer shall maintain a complete record of each purchase and sale, including the amount paid, indicating the name, residence, occupation, age and description of the person from whom the items were purchased, received or sold. These records shall be subject to the inspection of any authorized police officer of the Village of Warwick.
Each dealer doing business in the Village of Warwick shall deliver to the Chief of Police the description of all items purchased, received or sold within 72 hours of the completion of the transaction, on forms prescribed by the Chief of Police.
No dealer shall sell, melt, change the form of or dispose of any articles purchased or received within five days from the date the notification is made to the Chief of Police, and all such items shall remain on the premises where the purchase was made for at least five days.
Each dealer must require identification of the person with whom it is transacting business, and no transaction may be made with any minor, as hereinabove defined.
Any person, as defined above, who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $500 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both. A separate offense shall be deemed committed in each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.