Chapter 5.64
JUNK DEALERS

Sections:

5.64.010    Permission—Required.

5.64.020    Permission—Application and investigation.

5.64.030    Permission—Revocation.

5.64.040    Junk shop or junkyard—License required.

5.64.050    Junk shop or junkyard—License fee.

5.64.060    Junk wagon—License required—Fee.

5.64.070    Junk wagon—License tag.

5.64.080    Junk peddler—Badge.

5.64.090    Junk peddler—License tag.

5.64.100    Records.

5.64.110    Junk required to be held five days before sale.

5.64.120    Pawnbroking prohibited.

5.64.130    Hours of purchasing or collection.

5.64.140    Penalty for violation.

5.64.010 Permission—Required.

Before any person, firm or corporation engages in the business of buying or selling old rope, iron, brass, copper, tin, lead, rags, slush, empty bottles, paper, bagging or other junk, whether at a fixed place of business or as an itinerant peddler, within any portion of the county of Monterey, subject to the police power of the county, he or it shall make an application to the board of supervisors of the county, for permission to engage in such business. (Ord. 76-5 § 1 (part), 1976)

5.64.020 Permission—Application and investigation.

The application provided for in Section 7.24.010 shall be referred to the sheriff of the county, who shall make an investigation concerning the character of the applicant, and within seven days shall report thereon to the board of supervisors of the county. Upon receiving the report, the board of supervisors shall grant or deny the applicant permission to engage in such business; and permission shall be granted unless it appears from the report of the sheriff that the applicant is not a person of good moral character or has not a good character in respect to honest and integrity. (Ord. 76-5 § 1 (part), 1976)

5.64.030 Permission—Revocation.

Any person, firm or corporation who or which fails to obey the provisions of this chapter, or who or which conducts his or its business in an unlawful manner, may have the permission to conduct such business revoked by the board of supervisors. (Ord. 76-5 § 1 (part), 1976)

5.64.040 Junk shop or junkyard—License required.

No person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of maintaining or operating a junk shop or junkyard shall engage in business as an itinerant junk peddler without paying a separate license therefor. (Ord. 76-5 § 1 (part), 1976)

5.64.050 Junk shop or junkyard—License fee.

Every person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of maintaining or operating a junk shop or junkyard shall pay a license to the county of Monterey in the sum of fifty dollars per year, payable quarterly in advance, and in addition thereto the sum of one dollar per year, payable in advance, for every wagon or other vehicle used in connection with the junk shop or junkyard. (Ord. 76-5 § 1 (part), 1976)

5.64.060 Junk wagon—License required—Fee.

Every person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of peddling junk as an itinerant peddler shall pay a license to the county of Monterey in the sum of ten dollars per year, payable in advance, for every wagon and other vehicle used in the business of junk peddling. (Ord. 76-5 § 1 (part), 1976)

5.64.070 Junk wagon—License tag.

All wagons used in connection with junk shops or junkyards shall be provided with a round metal license tag containing a number and the date of issuance of the license tag. The tag shall be issued by the tax collector of the county of Monterey upon payment of the license fee prescribed by Section 7.24.060, and shall be attached to the body of the wagon in a conspicuous place. The license tag shall not be transferable. (Ord. 76-5 § 1 (part), 1976)

5.64.080 Junk peddler—Badge.

Junk peddlers shall receive from the tax collector, upon payment of the license provided for in this chapter, a circular metal badge, containing a number and the date upon which the same was issued, which badge shall be worn on the outermost garment of the junk peddler’s clothes. (Ord. 76-5 § 1 (part), 1976)

5.64.090 Junk peddler—License tag.

Junk peddlers shall also receive from the tax collector upon payment of the license provided for in this chapter, a circular metal license tag for each wagon or other vehicle used by him in his business, containing a number and the date of issuance. The numbers shall be the same as that upon the badge issued to the junk peddler, one of which tags shall be attached to the body of each wagon or other vehicle in a conspicuous place. Neither the badge nor the tag shall be transferable. (Ord. 76-5 § 1 (part), 1976)

5.64.100 Records.

Every person, firm or corporation maintaining or operating a junk shop or junkyard shall keep at his or its place of business a substantial, well-bound book, and shall promptly enter in the book an exact description of all personal property purchased by him or it, the date of purchase, the name and address or place of business of the person from whom purchased, and all particular or prominent marks of identification that may be found on such property. The book shall be kept neat and clean, and all entries made in the book shall be neatly and legibly written in ink. The book shall at all times during the ordinary hours of business be open to the inspection of the sheriff, district attorney, or any peace officer of the county. (Ord. 76-5 § 1 (part), 1976)

5.64.110 Junk required to be held five days before sale.

All junk purchased by owners or keepers of junk shops or junkyards shall be held for a period of at least five days before the same shall be sold. (Ord. 76-5 § 1 (part), 1976)

5.64.120 Pawnbroking prohibited.

No owner or keeper of a junk shop or junkyard shall receive any personal property by way of pledge or pawn, nor shall any owner or keeper of a junk shop or junkyard engage in the business of pawnbroking on the same premises on which a junk shop or junkyard is located. (Ord. 76-5 § 1 (part), 1976)

5.64.130 Hours of purchasing or collection.

No junk peddler shall purchase or collect any junk in any portion of the county of Monterey, state of California, subject to the police power of the county, between the hours of six p.m. and six a.m. (Ord. 76-5 § 1 (part), 1976)

5.64.140 Penalty for violation.

Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the terms of this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not to exceed three hundred dollars or by imprisonment in the county jail of the county at the rate of one day for each two dollars of such fine, or by both such fine and imprisonment. (Ord. 76-5 § 1 (part), 1976)