City of Clairton, PA
Allegheny County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Clairton 8-14-1973 by Ord. No. 1249 as Ch. 130 of the 1973 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Temporary outdoor activities — See Ch. 141.
Advertising materials — See Ch. 145.
Mercantile licenses — See Ch. 235.
Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 259.

§ 291-1 License required.

[Amended 4-14-1992 by Ord. No. 1518]
It shall be unlawful for any person, partnership, association or corporation to advertise or hold out by any means that any sale of goods, wares and merchandise is an insurance, bankruptcy, mortgage, insolvent, assignee's, receiver's, trustee's, removal or closing-out sale, unless a license is first obtained to conduct such sale from the City Manager of the City of Clairton.

§ 291-2 License application.

Upon application for such license, the applicant shall make full disclosure of the following information:
The true name of the owner of the goods.
The name of the person operating the sale if a person other than the owner.
A full and complete, detailed and itemized inventory of the quantity and character of goods to be offered for sale.
No merchandise may be sold pursuant to this license if it has not been listed in the application.

§ 291-3 Investigation; denial of license.

Upon receipt of the application, the City Manager shall make or cause to be made an examination and investigation of the application and the applicant.
[Amended 4-14-1992 by Ord. No. 1518]
A license shall be denied or refused if any defect appears in the title to the goods or wares listed.
Application for a license within one year of a previous sale shall be presumed to be not bona fide.

§ 291-4 Materials to be posted.

It shall be the duty of each licensee to post a copy of the inventory and license in the sales room or place where the goods are to be sold.

§ 291-5 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 4-14-1992 by Ord. No. 1518]
Any person conducting or being responsible for any sale without first having obtained the license shall, upon conviction thereof in a summary proceeding, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600, plus costs of prosecution and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to imprisonment for a period not to exceed 90 days. Each day any sale is conducted in violation of this chapter shall be a separate violation.

§ 291-6 License fee.

The Financial Officer shall receive from the applicant for the license a fee which shall be $25.