[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the Borough of Sharon Hill 3-11-1981 by Ord. No. 1100 (Ch. 116 of the 1972 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 256.
No person shall carry on the business of buying, selling or otherwise dealing in used precious metals or stones within the Borough of Sharon Hill without first obtaining a dealer's license from the Borough Secretary.
The Borough Secretary shall require satisfactory evidence of good character of an applicant for a dealer's license, including a full records check of said dealer and all employees.
An applicant for a dealer's license shall state all addresses where such business is to be carried on. A separate license shall be required for each location.
A dealer's license shall continue in force to December 31 of the year in which the license is issued.
[Amended 5-24-2012 by Ord. No. 1359]
Each person applying for a dealer's license shall pay to the Borough Secretary a license fee as set from time to time by resolution of the Borough Council, for which the Borough Secretary shall give the applicant an official receipt and issue a license to carry on the trade or business of a dealer within the Borough of Sharon Hill.
No person licensed as a dealer in the Borough shall, by virtue of one license, keep more than one place of business for receiving or taking goods.
No dealer shall at anytime take goods at any place other than the place for which his license was granted.
Every person conducting the business of a dealer shall keep a book in which shall be recorded at the time of purchase an accurate account and description of the goods, articles or things purchased, the amount of money paid therefor, the time of purchasing the same, together with the description of the person selling such goods, articles or things, including color of complexion, color of eyes and hair, stature and general appearance, and the nature of the seller's proof of identification and information contained herein.
The book required by § 342-7 shall be subject to the inspection and approval of police officers periodically.
Every dealer shall return to the office of the Superintendent of Police every day before noon a sheet, to be furnished by the Superintendent, showing all business transacted on the previous day and giving the information required by § 342-7.
No dealers shall sell any articles until the same have been in their possession at least 15 days.
No dealer or his clerk or employee shall purchase any article from any person under 21 years of age, anyone intoxicated, any habitual drunkard or any person known to be a thief, an associate of thieves or a receiver of stolen property, or any person he has reason to suspect to be such, and he must require that two forms of valid identification be presented to the dealer prior to the transaction of any business.
No person licensed as a dealer shall keep his office or place of business open for the purpose of doing the business of a dealer on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday before 7:30 a.m. and after 6:00 p.m., except on Friday, when his office may be kept open until 9:00 p.m., and on Saturday, when it may be kept open until 10:00 p.m.
[Amended 7-14-1988 by Ord. No. 1180]
Any person who shall be convicted of a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter before any Magisterial District Judge shall be sentenced to pay a maximum fine as provided from time to time by state statute, together with costs of prosecution, or to imprisonment in the county jail for a term not to exceed 30 days, or both.