Pawnbroker / Second Hand / Jewelry Dealer

Pawnbroker / Second-Hand Article / Jewelry Dealers License
A pawnbroker is any person who engages in the business of lending money on the deposit or pledge of any article or jewelry or purchasing any article or jewelry with an expressed or implied agreement or understanding to sell it back at a subsequent time at a stipulated price.

Second-Hand article means any person who primarily engages in the business of purchasing or selling second-hand articles.

Jewelry dealers are people who deal with any tangible personal property ordinarily wearable on the person and consisting in whole or in part of any metal, mineral, or gem customarily regarded as precious or semiprecious.

License Application Information
Licenses require Police Department and Common Council approval. Licenses shall be valid for one year and will expire annually on June 30. The fee is $40 for a license and $20 for a background check.