[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Westwood 3-24-1981 by Ord. No. 81-2. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 249.
A person shall be deemed to be a dealer in gold, precious metals or secondhand jewelry if said person shall purchase, offer to purchase, swap, offer to swap, accept for consignment, sell, hypothecate or otherwise deal in the trading of gold, gold articles, coins, with or without numismatic value, used jewelry of all descriptions, sterling silver, silver plate, precious gems, semiprecious gems, and watches within the Borough of Westwood.
No person shall engage in the business of trading in the articles hereinabove described until a permit to do so has been obtained from the Chief of Police, which permit will be freely granted upon the applicant's identifying himself to the satisfaction of the Chief of Police.
Every dealer or trader in precious metals or jewelry, as hereinabove described, shall keep a complete record of each article purchased or received by him, with the price paid therefor, together with the name, residence, occupation, age and correct description of the person from whom he received the merchandise. These records shall be on forms approved by the Police Department of the Borough of Westwood and shall be available for inspection by the Police Department of the Borough of Westwood at all times.
Every dealer in metals and jewelry, as hereinabove described, doing business in the Borough of Westwood shall deliver to the Chief of Police, every day except Sunday before 11:00 a.m., a legible and correct transcript of the records of his transactions of the previous day. Said transcript shall be on forms prescribed by the Chief of Police. In the case of business done on Saturday, such report shall be delivered to the Chief of Police before 11:00 a.m. on the succeeding Monday. Any person wishing to have his records picked up at his place of business may request, in writing, that said records be picked up and specify a time when said records will be available, which shall be between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
No dealer in precious metals or jewelry, as hereinabove described, shall sell, melt, change the form of, remove from the premises or otherwise dispose of any article bought or received by him within five days after said article is reported to the Chief of Police as herein required.
Any dealer wishing to store his merchandise other than on the premises where he is engaged in business may make application to the Chief of Police for permission to remove merchandise from his premises to the alternate designated location; provided, however, that said location must be within the Borough of Westwood.
[Amended 8-19-2003 by Ord. No. 03-12]
It shall be a violation of this chapter to fail to obtain the permit herein required or to fail to strictly adhere to the reporting provisions herein required. It shall be a separate and distinct violation of this chapter for each article of each transaction which shall be omitted from the reports.
Each offense under this chapter shall be punishable by a term of not more than 90 days in jail and a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $500.