City of Camden, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Camden 12-9-1971 as Art. 4 of Ch. 8 of the Revised Ordinances; amended in its entirety 11-24-1982 by Ord. No. MC-1910. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]

Auctions — See Ch. 141.

Hawkers, peddlers and solicitors — See Ch. 280.

Licenses and business regulations — See Ch. 332.

Mercantile businesses — See Ch. 343.

Transient merchants — See Ch. 537.

Sale of motor vehicles — See Ch. 558.

§ 455-1

§ 455-2

§ 455-3
Information required. 

§ 455-4
License period; renewability. 

§ 455-5
License application to be posted. 

§ 455-6
Failure to comply. 

§ 455-7
Violations and penalties. 

This chapter shall apply to any sales of goods, wares or merchandise as:


Forced sales at reduced prices.


Insurance, bankruptcy, mortgage foreclosure, insolvency, removal, loss or expiration of lease or closeout sales.


Assignees', receivers' or trustees' sales.


Sales of goods distrained.


Sales of goods damaged by fire, smoke or water.

This chapter shall not apply to any sale of goods, wares or merchandise held:


Under a judicial order, judgment or decree or a writ issuing out of any court or to enforce any lawful lien or power of sale, whether by judicial process or not.


By a licensed auctioneer.

In addition to the requirements of § 332-12 of this Code, the application for a license under this chapter shall contain the following information:


The true name of the owner of the goods to be offered for sale.


The name of the operator of the sale, if a person other than the true owner.


A full and complete inventory of the quantity, kind and character of the goods to be offered for sale, which shall be prepared in the following manner:


A listing of all goods which have been in stock for a period of 15 days or longer prior to the application for the license.


A listing of all goods received in stock within the 15 days immediately preceding the application for the license.


A listing of all goods which have been ordered and which will be placed in stock during the pendency of the sale, the method by which the applicant for the license or the true owner of the goods, if a different person, acquired title to the same and the reason for the urgent and expeditious disposal thereof.

Licenses issued under this chapter shall be for a period not exceeding 90 days and shall not be renewable. No other such license shall be granted to the same person for a period of one year succeeding the expiration of a previous license.

It shall be the duty of each licensee hereunder to post a copy of the license application in the sales room or place where the goods are to be sold so that the public may be informed of the facts in relation to the goods before purchasing the same.

[Added 4-9-1987 by Ord. No. MC-2289]

It shall be unlawful for any person, as defined in § 332-1, to engage in the activity identified and regulated by this chapter, without first having obtained a license therefor and paid the fee required for such license, both as provided in Chapter 332, Licenses and Business Regulations. Any person engaging in such activity who shall fail to comply with any provision of this chapter or of Chapter 332 shall be in violation of the provisions of this chapter.

[Added 4-9-1987 by Ord. No. MC-2289]

Unless otherwise provided in the chapter, penalties against persons violating the provisions of this chapter shall be imposed in accordance with the provisions of § 1-16A.

[Amended 10-12-2006 by Ord. No. MC-4234]


A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each and every day for each and every violation of this chapter.


A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation or violations occur or continue.


The imposition of a fine or imprisonment as punishment for a violation of any provision of this chapter shall not be deemed to be in lieu of any provision of this chapter or of Chapter 332 providing for revocation or suspension of any license issued under this chapter and Chapter 332.