Chapter 5.28


5.28.010    State law adopted – Enforcement responsibilities.

5.28.020    Repealed.

5.28.030    Repealed.

5.28.010 State law adopted – Enforcement responsibilities.

A. Pursuant to RCW 35.21.180, authorizing adoption of state codes by reference, the city of Port Townsend adopts by this reference, as though fully set forth herein, the following sections of the Revised Code of Washington, as now or hereafter amended, and the same shall be effective upon the effective date of the ordinance codified in this section:

1. 19.60.010, Definitions;

2. 19.60.014, Fixed place of business required;

3. 19.60.020, Duty to record information;

4. 19.60.040, Report to chief law enforcement officer;

5. 19.60.045, Duties upon notification their property is reported stolen;

6. 19.60.050, Retention of property by pawnbrokers – inspection;

7. 19.60.055, Retention of property by secondhand dealers – inspection;

8. 19.60.060, Rates of interest and other fees – sale of pledged property;

9. 19.60.061, Pawnbrokers – sale of pledged property limited – written document required for transaction;

10. 19.60.062, Attorney fees and costs in action to recover possession;

11. 19.60.066, Prohibited acts – penalty;

12. 19.60.085, Exemptions.

B. Violations of the ordinance codified in this section, pursuant to subdivision 11 of subsection A, shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $5,000 or imprisonment in jail not to exceed one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

C. For purposes of this section, “law enforcement officer” includes any police officer of the city of Port Townsend. “Political subdivision” includes the city of Port Townsend.

D. The chief of police for the city shall enforce the provisions of this section within the jurisdiction of the city. Any and all reports, notices, and other documents required hereunder shall be filed with the chief of police, where required to be filed with the chief of police or the county’s chief law enforcement officer under the provisions of the Revised Code of Washington adopted by reference above.

E. All interest and other fees allowed or to be charged shall be as set forth in subdivision 8 of subsection A of this section.

F. All persons or entities regulated by this section shall also obtain any other license, including but not limited to a business license pursuant to Chapter 5.08 PTMC, or any other required permit, and pay any other tax or fees which may be required by applicable law or by other city ordinances. (Ord. 2576 § 1, 1997; Ord. 2017 §§ 1 – 6, 1985).

5.28.020 License required.

Repealed by Ord. 2576. (Ord. 1047 § 1, 1934; Ord. 873 § 2, 1916).

5.28.030 Application for license.

Repealed by Ord. 2576. (Ord. 873 § 3, 1916).