Village of Baldwin, WI
St. Croix County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Baldwin 4-28-2004 as Title 7, Ch. 11, of the 2004 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Pawnbrokers and secondhand article and jewelry dealers — See Ch. 421.

§ 311-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates that a different meaning is intended:
A market, indoors or out of doors, where new or used items are sold from individual locations, with each location being operated independently from the other locations. Items sold include, but are not limited to, household items, antiques, rare items, decorations, used books and used magazines.
A person, firm or corporation selling items or offering items for sale at a flea market.
A place where goods are sold to the public.

§ 311-2 License required.

No person, firm or corporation shall operate the business of renting space or allocating space to flea market sellers without first obtaining a license therefor from the Village Board. Applications for license shall be made to the Clerk-Treasurer, on forms to be provided by the Clerk-Treasurer. Only one license shall be required for each flea market, and the individual flea market sellers shall not be required to obtain a license under this chapter. The annual fee for such license shall be as prescribed in the Village Fee Schedule. The Village Board may restrict the license for use on certain dates and times.

§ 311-3 Information to be filed.

The information to be filed with the Clerk-Treasurer, pursuant to this chapter, shall be as follows:
Name of the person, firm, group, corporation, association, or organization conducting said sale.
Name of the owner of the property on which said sale is to be conducted, and consent of the owner if the applicant is other than the owner.
Location at which the sale is to be conducted.
Number of days of the sale.
Date and nature of any past sale.
Relationship or connection the applicant may have had with any other person, firm, group, organization, association, or corporation conducting said sale and the date or dates of such sale.
Whether or not the applicant has been issued any other vendor's license by an local, state or federal agency.
Sworn statement or affirmation by the person signing that the information therein given is full and true and known to him/her to be so.

§ 311-4 Records to be kept by licensee.

Each person required by this chapter to obtain a license shall keep accurate records of the names and addresses of each flea market seller, together with a brief description of the type or types of merchandise offered for sale by that seller.

§ 311-5 Secondhand stores excepted.

No person, firm or corporation operating as a secondhand store with a permanent building location shall be required to obtain a license under this chapter for the same business location.

§ 311-6 Separate license required for each place of business.

Any person, firm or corporation renting or allocating space to flea market sellers in more than one place of business shall be required to obtain a license for each place of business, provided that one license shall be adequate for locations that are on the same lot, adjacent lots or lots separated only by an alley.

§ 311-7 Unlawful transactions.

No person shall sell or offer for sale at any flea market any goods known to such person to be stolen.

§ 311-8 Purchases from children.

No flea market seller shall purchase any used household item, antique or used article whatsoever from any person under the age of 18 years, unless such person is accompanied by the person's parent or legal guardian.

§ 311-9 Hours.

Flea markets may remain open for business between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., unless otherwise specified on the license by the Board at the time of issuance.

§ 311-10 Violations and penalties.

In addition to the suspension or revocation of a license issued under this chapter, any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter or any regulation, rule or order made hereunder shall be subject to a penalty as provided in § 1-4 of this Code.