City of Hagerstown, MD
Washington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the City of Hagerstown as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Peddlers and transient merchants — See Ch. 176.
Signs — See Ch. 204.
[Adopted as Ch. 31, Art. I, of the 1967 Code]
It shall be unlawful for any auctioneer to cry any sale within the corporate limits of the City without first having obtained a license therefor.
[Amended 2-23-1971]
A. 
Licenses issued under the provisions of this article shall be issued only on an annual basis for a period beginning January 1 and ending on the following December 31.
B. 
For each and every license so issued, there shall be charged a fee of $25, regardless of the date that such license may be applied for and issued after January 1 of any year.
[Amended 11-24-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-46]
[Added 7-17-1990 by Ord. No. 1990-39]
Any person or persons violating any provision of this article shall be punished as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II.
[Adopted as Ch. 31, Art. V, of the 1967 Code]
Every person, whether principal or agent, who has not been engaged in a permanent business within the corporate limits of the City for a period of at least 12 months and who desires to enter into or is about to begin a special sale, auction or advertising campaign of any goods, wares or merchandise whatsoever, including the occasions when the same shall be represented or held forth to be sales of a bankrupt, assignee or person about to quit business or to be goods damaged by fire or water or goods advertised in any other attractive or conspicuous manner whatsoever, shall, before being granted a license to conduct such business, apply to the City Clerk and comply with each of the following regulations:
A. 
Pay the sum of $200 for each month or fraction thereof such person may be engaged in the business above mentioned.
[Amended 11-24-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-46]
B. 
File with the Clerk a complete inventory of all goods, wares and merchandise which the person has on hand for the purpose of making the sale and make affidavit as to the correctness thereof.
C. 
File with the Clerk a sum of not less than $2,000, the same to be held by the Clerk for a period of 60 days after the close of the aforesaid sale. Such sum may be used to pay any fines incurred by breach of any provision of this article and may be levied on for payment of any judgment which might have been secured against the person conducting any such sale in any court of record.
[Amended 11-24-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-46]
A. 
Any person, whether principal or agent, who shall sell or offer for sale any merchandise not constituting a part of the stock described for sale without stating clearly and distinctly to the purchaser or without causing an announcement to be made by the auctioneer, in the case of an auction sale, that such merchandise is not a part of the stock advertised for sale shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.
B. 
No public auction of such goods, wares or merchandise shall be conducted between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
[Added 7-17-1990 by Ord. No. 1990-39]
Any person or persons violating any provision of this article shall be punished as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II.