Chapter 5.41


5.41.010    Purpose.

5.41.020    License required.

5.41.030    Revocation or suspension.

5.41.040    Penalty for violation of this chapter.

5.41.010 Purpose.

Scrap metals continue substantially to increase in value. The theft thereof is a growing and serious problem. The council’s intent is to deter such illegal activity. The licensing and regulating of individuals, collectors, dealers and other entities involved in collecting, purchasing or selling scrap metals is in the public interest. (Ord. 2350-14 § 1 (part), 2014: Ord. 2297-12 § 1 (part), 2012)

5.41.020 License required.

No person or other entity shall engage in collecting, purchasing or selling scrap metals without obtaining a license from the city clerk. Application forms shall be provided by the clerk and shall contain the name of the applicant, his home and business address, the names and addresses of all employees, and a statement listing any past conviction or pending arrest record for offenses relating to theft, burglary, possession of stolen property, or other crimes relating to property. The license fee shall be as specified in Section 3.24.050(BB) per year. Applications shall be referred to the police department for investigation and report. (Ord. 2350-14 § 1 (part), 2014: Ord. 2297-12 § 1 (part), 2012)

5.41.030 Revocation or suspension.

Any dealer is subject to having his license suspended or revoked for violations of this chapter, or upon conviction of purchasing stolen goods, fraud or misrepresentation. The licensee shall be entitled to a hearing before the license committee after notice thereof and shall have the right to counsel. The committee’s decision shall be final unless appealed to the circuit court of Waukesha County within ten days by petition for writ of certiorari. (Ord. 2297-12 § 1 (part), 2012)

5.41.040 Penalty for violation of this chapter.

Any person, firm, partnership, or corporation who violates any part of this chapter shall be subject to the penalty and enforcement provisions in Chapter 1.12. (Ord. 2552-19 § 19, 2019: Ord. 2297-12 § 1 (part), 2012)