§ 216-1License required.
§ 216-2Application for license.
§ 216-3Copy of license to be posted.
§ 216-4Term of license; fee.
§ 216-5Violations and penalties.
§ 216-6Provisions not applicable to judicially ordered sales.
It shall be unlawful for any person, partnership or corporation to advertise or hold out by any means any sale of goods, wares and merchandise as an insurance, bankruptcy, mortgage foreclosure, insolvency, removal, loss or expiration of lease or closing out sale or as assignees', receivers' or trustees' sale or as sale of goods distrained or as sale of goods damaged by fire, smoke or water unless a license to conduct such sale is first obtained from the Clerk of the Township.
Upon application for such license, the applicant shall make a full disclosure, under oath, of the following information: The true name of the owner of the goods to be offered for sale, the name of the operator of the sale if a person other than the true owner, and a full and complete inventory of the quantity, kind and character of the goods to be offered for sale, which shall be prepared in the following manner: First, a listing of all goods which have been in stock for a period of 15 days or longer prior to the application for the license; second, a listing of all goods received in stock within the 15 days immediately preceding the application for the license; third, a listing of all goods which have been ordered and will be placed in stock during the pendency of the sale, the method by which the applicant for the license or the true owner of the goods, if a different person, acquired title to the same and the reason for the urgent and expeditious disposal thereof. If any defect appears in the title of the goods or any false representation is made in such application, the Township Clerk may refuse the license, after a hearing. The applicant shall be given three days' notice of such hearing.
It shall be the duty of each such licensee to post a copy of said application in the sales room or place where the goods are to be sold so that the public may be informed of the facts in relation to the goods before purchasing the same.
Any license so granted, as aforesaid, shall be good for no more than a period of 60 days and shall not be renewable, nor shall any other such license be granted to the same person within the Township of Riverside for a period of one year succeeding the expiration of the previous license. The Township Clerk shall receive from the applicant for such license upon the granting thereof a license fee which shall be $25.
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to one or more of the following: a fine not exceeding $1,000; a term of imprisonment not exceeding 90 days; or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days.
This chapter shall not apply to any sales held under a judicial order, judgment or decree or a writ issuing out of any court or to enforce any lawful lien or power of sale whether by judicial process or not or by a licensed auctioneer.