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A. An auction house or secondhand dealer shall retain any property obtained in a reportable transaction at its place of business, or other storage location approved by the Police Department, for a period of ten calendar days after completing and submitting to the Police Department the report required by Section 19-40. Any article held in custody pursuant to this section shall not be altered or transformed in any way but shall be held in the same condition in which it was delivered to the reporting party. Any items received as a set shall be reported and retained as a set throughout the retention period.

B. An auction house or secondhand dealer licensed pursuant to this chapter may apply to the Police Department for approval to store merchandise at a location other than its place of business by filing the application prescribed by the Police Department for that purpose. The application shall be approved if the Police Department believes, in the exercise of its discretion, that the alternative storage location will not in any way impair the administration or enforcement of this chapter.

C. The application shall contain the following information:

1. The name of the business.

2. The license number of the business.

3. The street address of the requested off-site storage location.

4. A description of the property to be stored at the off-site storage location.

5. Such other information as the Police Department may reasonably require in order to process the application.

D. An approval issued pursuant to this section may be revoked by the Police Department at any time for good cause by hand-delivering or mailing by certified mail a notice of revocation to the licensee specifying the storage location that is no longer approved for off-site storage by the Police Department and the reason for the revocation. Service by certified mail shall be complete five calendar days after mailing.

E. Notwithstanding any contrary provision of this chapter, there is no administrative appeal from a decision to revoke a storage location approved pursuant to this section.

F. A revocation pursuant to this section shall be effective on the eleventh calendar day after service.

G. No approval of an alternative storage location by the Police Department pursuant to this section shall either relieve the licensee of the obligation to comply with all other applicable law or permit the storage of any items in violation of the law. (Ord. No. G-5462, § 7, 2009; Ord. No. G-5619, 2011)