City of Coldwater, MI
Branch County
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[Ord. No. 741, passed 2-22-2010]
As used in this chapter, "pawnbroker(s)" shall have the same meaning as provided in Section 3 of Act No. 469, of the Public Acts 2002, M.C.L. 446.203 (hereinafter the "Act").
[Ord. No. 741, passed 2-22-2010]
A person, corporation, or firm shall not carry on the business of pawnbroker in the City without first having obtained a license as authorized by the Act.
(a) 
An application for a license on a form approved by the Mayor shall be filed and updated annually, and as a condition for the issuance thereof there shall be paid an annual license fee in the sum of $500.
(b) 
As set forth in Section 2 of the Act, the bond that is required to be given to the City of Coldwater shall be in the sum of $3,000.
[Ord. No. 741, passed 2-22-2010]
A pawnbroker shall at all times comply with all of the requirements of the Act.
[Ord. No. 741, passed 2-22-2010]
(a) 
Every pawnbroker shall, within 48 hours, deliver to the Director of Public Safety information regarding all transactions in which the pawnbroker received used goods by pawn, trade, purchase, or consignment. Such delivery shall contain such information and shall be on such form as the Director of Public Safety may reasonably request, and shall be made by means of electronic transmission through a modem or similar device, in such a format that the data are capable of direct electronic entry into the City's computerized systems for identifying and tracking such property. A thumbprint of the person(s) pawning property shall be placed on each report, and shall be electronically scanned and transmitted with the record. A transaction so reported shall not be reported on paper forms unless the Director of Public Safety so requests.
[Ord. No. 741, passed 2-22-2010]
The application for and acceptance of a license under this chapter constitutes the licensee's consent to a review of all records the licensee is required to maintain pursuant to this chapter, and an inspection of any property the licensee takes in pursuant to this chapter and the license. Such review and inspection shall be permitted upon the request of the Director of Public Safety or the Director's designee, at such reasonable times and with such reasonable frequency as the Director may determine. Any such review and inspection shall be conducted in the presence of the licensee.
[Ord. No. 741, passed 2-22-2010]
If the Director of Public Safety believes that a licensee under this chapter or any employee of the licensee has violated any of the provisions of this chapter, or of the Act, the Director of Public Safety shall report such violation to the City Clerk. The City Clerk shall (a) notify the Mayor and the licensee and provide the licensee notice that the City intends to revoke the license and (b) shall provide the licensee an opportunity to a hearing before the Mayor. If the Mayor determines that the licensee or licensee's employee has violated any of the provisions of this chapter or the Act, the Mayor shall then revoke the license. Upon such revocation, the licensee and employee shall not be issued a license as a pawnbroker for a period of one year from the date of the revocation.