Chapter 5.10


5.10.010    Record of purchase required.

5.10.020    Prohibited purchases or acquisitions.

5.10.030    Segregation of purchases – Time period.

5.10.040    Violation – Penalty.

5.10.010 Record of purchase required.

Any person, firm, or corporation conducting as a part or all of its business the collection, purchase, exchange or sale of used personal property shall comply with the provisions of this chapter.

(1) A record of purchase form shall be completed at the time of purchase or acquisition of goods immediately upon delivery of said goods to the business premises. The forms shall be completed in a legible manner, providing all of the information called for on the form. The person, firm or corporation shall keep them in an orderly manner, open for the inspection of and delivery to police officers upon their demand.

(2) The city recorder is hereby authorized and directed to prepare record of purchase forms in tabulated form, to be filled out in ink by such person, firm or corporation giving the following information which is necessary for the ready identification of all goods purchased or acquired by or through said business: name of business; date of the transaction; time of the transaction; name of the employee or owner transacting the business; amount to pay for the goods; a detailed description and quantity of each article, including but not limited to brand, name, color, model, and serial number; name and address of the seller; a physical description and birth date of the seller; reference to valid identification of the seller; and the signature of the seller.

(3) Said person, firm or corporation shall require of those persons pawning or selling merchandise to sign the record of purchase form. (Ord. 115 § 1, 1976)

5.10.020 Prohibited purchases or acquisitions.

No purchase or acquisition of items subject to VMC 5.10.010 may be made from any person under the age of 18 years of age. No such purchase or acquisition may be made from any person incapable of intelligently dealing or under the influence of narcotic drugs or intoxicating liquor. (Ord. 115 § 2, 1976)

5.10.030 Segregation of purchases – Time period.

All used personal property purchased or acquired by the person, firm or corporation shall be segregated in a manner as to permit their ready identification by the record required in VMC 5.10.010, for a period of seven days after acquisition thereof. A police officer may at any time order said business to hold any goods for a period not to exceed 10 days when said police officer has a reasonable suspicion to believe the goods to be stolen. (Ord. 115 § 3, 1976)

5.10.040 Violation – Penalty.

Any person violating the provisions of this chapter shall be punished as provided in Chapter 1.10 VMC. (Ord. 115 § 4, 1976)