[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Charles County 11-5-2008 by Bill No. 2008-17. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This bill was adopted as Ch. 299, but was renumbered to fit into the organizational structure of the Code.
In this subtitle, the following words have the meanings indicated:
- A person who buys or sells junk or scrap metal for a junk dealer or scrap metal processor.
- ANTIQUE DEALER
- A person who does business buying and selling antiques.
- Objects made in, or typical of, an earlier period of time, that either have special value because of their age or are examples of works of art or handicrafts.
- JUNK OR SCRAP METAL
- JUNK DEALER or SCRAP METAL PROCESSOR
- A person who does business buying or selling junk or scrap metal.
Each junk dealer or scrap metal processor who is a resident of Charles County or who does business as a junk dealer or scrap metal processor in Charles County shall keep a written record in English that:
For each purchase of junk or scrap metal:
Is made at the time of the purchase; and
A description of the junk or scrap metal purchased;
The seller shall provide a driver's license or other government-issued current photographic identification including the seller's full name, current address, date of birth and social security or other recognized identification number; and the scrap metal processor shall record the seller's identification information provided;
The license tag number of any vehicle used; and
The date and time of the purchase.
For each sale of junk or scrap metal, shows the name and address of the buyer;
Scrap metal processors shall not purchase from any person under the age of 18 years old.
The records shall be open to inspection by state or local law enforcement personnel.
A junk dealer or scrap metal processor may not barter, buy, exchange, or accept from a person any junk or scrap metal unless the junk dealer or scrap metal processor keeps records and makes entries in them in accordance with Subsection A of this section.
The processor shall furnish a report of all of the scrap metal processor's purchases, if requested by state or local law enforcement.