(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in business as a pawnbroker within the city, without first having obtained a permit for each such business. The application for such permit shall contain the following information:
(1) The name and address of the owner and the manager of the business;
(2) If the applicant is a corporation, a copy of the articles of incorporation and the names of its officers and shareholders;
(3) The exact location where the business is to be conducted; and
(4) The exact location where any goods, wares, and merchandise may be stored or kept if other than the business location.
(b) Such application shall be filed with the city clerk who upon the payment of a permit fee as set forth in Section 2-5 of this Code and the furnishing of a five thousand dollar ($5,000.00) surety bond conditioned for the faithful performance by the principal of each and all of the trusts imposed by law or by usage attached to pawnbrokers shall refer such application to the governing body, and upon approval by the governing body shall issue such permit. Provided, however, that no permit shall be issued to any applicant who has been convicted of a felony or, if the applicant is a corporation, no permit shall be issued when any officer or shareholder has been convicted of a felony. All permits shall expire on December 31 of each calendar year. A person desiring the issuance or renewal of such a permit shall pay a fee as set forth in Section 2-5 of this Code to the city.
Source: Ord. No. 3243, § 6, 9-4-84; Ord. No. 5135, § 9, 9-7-10