Town of Amherst, NY
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Amherst 11-3-2014 by L.L. No. 38-2014. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Peddling, soliciting, transient businesses and mobile food vending — See Ch. 148.
DEALER
Any person, firm, partnership, corporation, association or other entity and any principal, employee, agent or servant thereof engaged in or conducting business for the purchase, sale, barter, exchange or pawn of junk, antiques, secondhand articles and personal property, gold, silver, platinum and other precious metals, gems and precious and semiprecious stones or secondhand automotive vehicles.
SECONDHAND DEALER
Any dealer who, either wholly or in part, engages in or operates the trade or business of buying, selling, trading, bartering or exchanging secondhand personal property, including household goods and appliances, gold, silver and other precious metals, any tools, fixtures, electrical devices and bric-a-brac.
A. 
Every secondhand dealer in jewelry, diamonds, watches, rings, furs, gold, silver and plated ware shall hold said goods for a period of twenty one (21) days from the time of purchase and shall not resell the same until the expiration of said period. Every secondhand dealer in clothing and tools shall hold said goods for twenty one (21) days and shall not resell the same until the expiration of said period.
B. 
Dealers in jewelry and kindred merchandise who buy, sell or deal principally in new merchandise and who occasionally acquire secondhand jewelry, diamonds, watches, rings, gold, silver and plated ware in the course of their business shall hold said good for twenty one (21) days and shall not resell the same until the expiration of said period.
C. 
Any goods in this section which are acquired by an authorized licensed dealer from another authorized licensed dealer who has held them for the required twenty-one-day period shall be exempt from this holding period.
D. 
Any person who violates or causes or participates in the violation of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars ($250.00) or to imprisonment for not more than fifteen (15) days, or to both such fine and imprisonment. Notwithstanding the penalties herein provided, the Town of Amherst may enforce obedience to this chapter or any part thereof by injunction to restrain the violation thereof.