Secondhand Dealer Permit

NEW OR INITIAL LICENSE
Prior to the granting of a license, the local agencies (sheriff or chief of police) are required to submit the secondhand dealer or pawnbroker "application package" to DOJ's Secondhand/Pawnbroker Licensing Unit for processing.

A NEW or Initial application package for a License consists of the following items:
  • Secondhand Dealer or Pawnbroker License Application
  • Request for Live Scan Service form
  • Money order or check payable to DOJ for $300.
  • $20,000 Surety Bond (Pawnbrokers only)
  • $100,000 Surety bond or financial review (Pawnbrokers only)
The NEW or INITIAL application processing fee is $300. Live Scan fees ($32 plus additional $10 rolling fee are payable at the Live Scan site where the licensee will be fingerprinted. Fingerprints are required for each recognized owner, corporate officer or partner.

RENEWAL LICENSE
A RENEWAL  application to maintain a License is required every 2 years and must be received by DOJ by this deadline or the License will be canceled.

The RENEWAL application consists of the following items:

  • Secondhand Dealer or Pawnbroker License Application
  • $300 renewal fee payable to DOJ
  • $20,000 Surety Bond (Pawnbrokers only)
Click here to complete the online application.