Pawnbrokers License

(Sections 13-76 through 13-99, Columbia Code of Ordinances)

A pawnbroker is defined as any person who loans money on deposit on personal property, or who deals in the purchase of personal property on condition of selling the same back again at a stipulated price, or who makes a public display at his place of business of a sign or display generally used by pawnbrokers to denote their business.

All pawnbrokers must obtain a business license. If firearms are being sold, an inspection must be made by the Police Department.