(A) The application for a license under this chapter shall state fully the name and address of the person, or corporation, and of every member of the firm, partnership, or association, authorized to do business thereunder, the name of the individual responsible for the daily operation of the business, and the location of the office or place of business in which the business is conducted. In the case of a corporation, the application also shall state the date and place of incorporation, the name and address of the corporation's manager, the names and addresses of corporate directors, and the name and address of the agent, as provided in section 4728.03 of the Revised Code. The holder of a precious metals dealer's license shall keep the license posted in a conspicuous place in the office where business is transacted. No licensee shall transact or solicit business under any other name or location. Not more than one office or place of business shall be maintained under the same license, except as provided under division (C) of this section. In case of removal, the licensee shall provide written notice in advance to the division of financial institutions in the department of commerce of a prospective change of address of a business location. Upon approval by the superintendent of financial institutions, the division shall issue a new license. If the new location is outside the municipal corporation or county of the original licensed location, the licensee shall pay an additional license fee according to section 4728.03 of the Revised Code.
(B) A person licensed under this chapter shall post a conspicuous notice in its place of business visible to all patrons, in a form and at places designated by rule of the division, that the licensee has no right to retain goods stolen from the true owner, and that the owner may recover the goods or their value from the licensee in an action at law or, if the chief or head of a local police department or the chief's or head's representative takes custody of the goods, by release pursuant to section 2981.11 of the Revised Code.
(1) The superintendent may issue to a person licensed under this chapter or Chapter 4727. of the Revised Code a temporary exhibition permit for a term that coincides with that of the license of the licensee. A person issued a permit under this division may engage in the business of purchasing articles made of or containing gold, silver, platinum, or other precious metals or jewels from the public at a bona fide auction, convention, exhibition, fair, or show, the primary purpose of which is to display, trade, and sell articles made of or containing precious metals or jewels, for a period not to exceed seven days for any one auction, convention, exhibition, fair, or show.
(2) The superintendent shall determine the application procedures for and the form of the temporary exhibition permit described in this division, provided that a temporary permit shall state fully the name and permanent business address of the licensee to whom it is issued.
(3) The holder of a temporary exhibition permit shall, when participating in any auction, convention, fair, or show, conspicuously display the holder's permit at the location at which the holder transacts business.
(4) A permit holder who wishes to participate in an auction, convention, exhibition, fair, or show shall, at least two weeks prior to its scheduled opening, submit to the superintendent, or the chief or the head of the local police department with jurisdiction at the location of the event, the holder's name, the location of the auction, convention, exhibition, fair, or show, and the holder's permanent business address as it appears on the holder's permit issued under division (C)(2) of this section.
(5) All purchases of articles made of or containing gold, silver, platinum, or other precious metals or jewels conducted under a temporary exhibition permit are subject to sections 4728.06 to 4728.09, 4728.13, and 4728.99 of the Revised Code as if made under a license.
Effective Date: 09-26-1996; 07-01-2007