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A. A regular secondhand dealer shall post a notice substantially similar to that set forth in subsection B of this section in the manner and at the locations described in subsection C of this section. The size of the notice shall be no smaller than eight and one-half inches by 11 inches with lettering no smaller than one-fourth of an inch in height.

B. The notice shall be worded substantially as follows:


The sale or attempted sale of property to a secondhand dealer without consent of the property’s owner is punishable by a civil penalty not to exceed $500 per item.

Do not sell property without the consent of the property’s owner. You will be held strictly liable for any violations of this law.

C. Every copy of the notice required to be posted under this section shall be posted in a manner reasonably calculated to provide patrons actual knowledge of the contents of the notice. A copy of the notice shall be posted:

1. Outside each point of entry intended for patron use; and

2. At or near each place where a regular secondhand dealer acquires used personal property in the regular course of business.

D. If a significant number of the patrons of the regular secondhand dealer use a language other than English as a primary language, the notice shall be in English and the primary language or languages of the patrons. [BC 7.10.018, added by Ordinance No. 4749, 1/8/19]