Township of Middle, NJ
Cape May County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Middle 6-15-1950 as Ord. No. 72. Section 89-7 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Garage and yard sales — See Ch. 154.
Fees — See Ch. A285.
No person, firm, partnership or corporation shall cause to be held any public auction within the limits of the Township of Middle without first having obtained a license for so doing.
Before any license is granted, the applicant therefor shall make application, in writing and under oath, and file the same with the Township Clerk. The application shall state:
A. 
The full name of the applicant.
B. 
His or their residential address.
C. 
The address of each place of business at which the auction sales are to be conducted.
Licenses shall be obtained by each individual, firm, partnership or corporation who shall desire to conduct an auction or sell goods of any description subject to open bids and shall entitle the licensee to conduct auction sales upon the licensed premises within the confines of the Township of Middle for a period of one year from the first day of January of each year.
The annual license fee for auction sales shall be computed at the rate of $250 for each auctioneer employed by the licensee, and the fee shall be payable in full, regardless of the date upon which the license is issued.
[Added 9-19-1957 by Ord. No. 115]
A license shall be obtained by every person, firm or corporation to conduct an auction sale at a specified location and date only, and a new and separate license shall be required for each additional day on which the auction sale is held. Such license shall be good only for the date or alternate rain date and place for which issued. A license shall be required for any and all public auction sales of personal property or real property and shall be required for the sale at auction of privately owned household goods, farm implements, livestock or real property by the owner or public auctioneer.
[Added 9-19-1957 by Ord. No. 115]
The license fees for each auction sale which shall be limited to one day only shall be as follows:
A. 
Ten dollars for each license covering a sale at auction of household goods, farm implements or livestock owned by the applicant, as distinguished from those purchased for resale, which are being sold at or upon the private residence or farm of the applicant either by the owner himself or by a public auctioneer.
B. 
Twenty-five dollars for each license covering the sale at auction of real estate.
C. 
Twenty-five dollars for each license covering the sale at auction of any and all goods or merchandise.
Any person, firm, partnership or corporation violating any provision herein contained or failing to declare the full number of auctioneers shall, upon conviction of such violations before the Municipal Judge, be subject to one or more of the following: a fine not to exceed $1,000 or imprisonment for a period of not more than 90 days or a period of community service not to exceed 90 days for each specific act committed in violation of the provisions of this chapter.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code. (See Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).