[HISTORY: Adopted by the Special Town Meeting of the Town of East Hampton 5-10-1965. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful to operate or carry on the business of a junk dealer, as defined by the General Statutes of Connecticut, as amended, within the Town of East Hampton without first having obtained a license therefor as provided herein.
Applications for such license shall be made annually upon forms provided by the Chief of Police, and shall be accompanied by a license fee as set from time to time by the Town Council. At the time such license is issued, an additional annual fee as set from time to time by the Town Council shall be paid for each vehicle used in connection with such business. No license shall be issued to any junk dealer until a certificate of registration as a junk dealer, issued by the Commissioner of State Police, is exhibited to the Chief of Police.
Each license issued shall designate the exact name of the junk dealer, his home and business addresses, the trade name under which he does business, and the location of his junkyard. Each such license shall continue for one year unless sooner revoked.
Such license may be revoked by the Chief of Police and thereafter may not be renewed upon the violation by the holder thereof of any statute relating to junk dealers, the provisions of this chapter, or of the zoning ordinances of East Hampton relating to junkyards.
Each vehicle used by a junk dealer in the conduct of his business shall bear thereon in legible characters the name and address of the owner and proprietor thereof.
Each such dealer shall keep a book in which shall be written in English a description of such articles and the name and residence and a general description of the person from whom, and the time and hour when, such property was received; and such book, and all articles of property mentioned therein, and the place where such business is carried on, may be examined at any time by the Town Council or any person designated by it. Each such dealer shall make weekly, sworn statements of all his transactions under such license, describing the goods received and setting forth the name and residence and a description of the person from whom such goods were received, to the Town Clerk of the Town in which such junk dealer resides, and shall keep all goods at least five days after the filing of such statement.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to any dealer in motor vehicles, as defined in Chapter 246 of the Connecticut General Statutes, nor to any dealer in antique household furniture, china or glassware, nor to any scrap metal processor, as defined in C.G.S. § 14-67w.