5.45.030 – Records and pawn procedures

  1. Record of Loan and Pledges:  Every pawnbroker shall keep a book in which shall be fairly written in ink at the time of each loan an accurate account and description in the English language of the goods, article or thing pawned or pledged, the amount of money loaned thereon, the time of pledging the same, the rate of interest to be paid on such loan and the name and residence of the person pawning or pledging the said goods, article or thing.  No entry made in such book shall be erased or obliterated or defaced.
  2. Memorandum to Pledger:  Every pawnbroker shall at the time of each loan deliver to the person pawning or pledging any goods, article or thing, a memorandum or note signed by him containing the substance of the entry required to be made in his book at the last preceding subsection, and no charge shall be made or received by any pawnbroker for any such entry, memorandum or note.
  3. Inspection of Records:  The said book, as well as every article or other thing of value pawned or pledged, shall at all times be open to inspection of the Mayor or any member of the police force.
(1988-M-27: § 1)