4727.04 Application for license - posting license.

(A) An application for a pawnbroker's license shall state fully the name and address of the applicant and of every member, partner, stockholder, or owner of an applicant, and the location of the office or place of business in which the business is conducted; and in the case of a corporation, shall also state the date and place of its incorporation, the name and address of its manager, the names and addresses of its directors, the name and address of the agent as provided in section 4727.03 of the Revised Code, and any other information required by the superintendent of financial institutions. The license shall be kept posted in a conspicuous place in the office where the business is transacted. No person so licensed shall transact or solicit business under any other name or at any location other than at the address stated in the person's license. No licensee may move the licensee's business location without prior notification to the superintendent of at least thirty days. If the licensee moves out of the municipal corporation or county in which the licensee was originally licensed, the licensee shall pay an additional license fee equivalent to the fee for an initial license to be distributed in accordance with section 4727.03 of the Revised Code.

(B) The superintendent may issue to a pawnbroker licensed under this chapter a temporary exhibition permit pursuant to division (C)(1) of section 4728.04 of the Revised Code.

(1) A licensee who wishes to be issued a temporary permit pursuant to division (C)(1) of section 4728.04 of the Revised Code shall make request for such issuance by letter addressed to the superintendent. The letter of request shall contain the licensee's name, permanent business address, and license number.

(2) Upon receipt of a temporary exhibition permit, the permit holder shall conspicuously display the permit at the place where the permit holder transacts business at any auction, convention, exhibition, fair, or show.

(3) Every permit holder who wishes to participate in an auction, convention, exhibition, fair, or show, at least two weeks prior to its opening, shall notify the superintendent and the chief of police of the municipal corporation in which the event is to take place, or if the event is to take place outside of any municipal corporation, then the sheriff of the county in which the event is to take place. Such notification shall be by letter and shall include the permit holder's name, permanent business address, and permit number, and the place where the event is scheduled to be held.

(C) Every licensee shall post at the main door of the licensee's place of business the hours or times when the establishment is open for business. No licensee shall collect interest and storage on any loan for any regular business day that the establishment is not open for business as posted, unless prior notice of a closing is posted on the door or the closing is occasioned by an act of God, unforeseen emergency, or other event beyond the control of the licensee. A licensee shall notify the superintendent of any change in the posted hours of operation.

(D) No licensee shall fail to observe the posted hours of operation pursuant to division (C) of this section except as authorized by that division.

Cite as R.C. § 4727.04

History. Effective Date: 04-05-2001; 05-06-2005