Sec. 23.1-9. Permit required; method of obtaining permit; no convictions of certain crimes; approval of weighing devices; renewal; permanent location required.
(a) No person shall engage in the activities of a dealer as defined in Section 23.1-1 without first obtaining a permit from the chief of police of the City of Lynchburg.
(b) To obtain a permit, the dealer shall file with the chief of police an application form which shall include the dealer's full name, any aliases, address, age, sex and fingerprints; the name, address and telephone number of the applicant's employer, if any; and the location of the dealer's place of business. Upon filing this application and the payment of a two hundred dollar ($200.00) application fee, not prorated, the dealer shall be issued a permit by the chief of police or his designee; provided, that the applicant has not been convicted of a felony or crime of moral turpitude within seven (7) years prior to the date of application. The permit shall be denied if the applicant has been denied a permit or has had a permit revoked under any ordinance similar in substance to the provisions of this chapter. (c) Before a permit may be issued, the dealer must have all weighing devices used in his business inspected and approved by local or state weights and measures officials and present written evidence of such approval to the chief of police.
(d) This permit shall be valid for one year from the date issued and may be renewed in the same manner as such permit was initially obtained with an annual permit fee of two hundred dollars ($200.00), not prorated. No permit shall be transferable.
(e) If the business of the dealer is not operated without interruption, with Saturdays, Sundays, and recognized holidays excepted, the dealer shall notify the chief of police of all closings and reopenings of such business. The business of a dealer shall be conducted only from the fixed and permanent location specified in his application for a permit. (Ord. No. O-83-023, § 1, 2-8-83)
Last updated date: 10/23/2006 4:15:21 PM