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NYC Law for Dealers of Second-hand Articles


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Law: NYC Administrative Code leaving NYCWasteLess (Search for Title 20, Chapter 2, Subchapter 11: Dealers in Second-hand Articles)

Rules: Rules of the City of New York leaving NYCWasteLess (Search for Title 6, Chapter 5: Licensing Law, Subchapter A, Part 4, Section 5-36: Sale of Used Items; Title 6, Chapter 2: Consumer Protection Law, Subchapter K: Dealers in Second-hand Articles) 

Summary of the Law: With the exception of not-for-profits, dealers in second-hand articles must be licensed under the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) and are required to follow certain consumer protection laws. Through the NYC Licensing Law, DCA keeps tabs on businesses via regular inspections, and can intervene directly when consumers have complaints. Under the Consumer Protection Law, dealers of second-hand articles must follow labeling and signage requirements so as to disclose that items are not new. Not-for-profits shall maintain adequate proof of their tax status on their business premises.

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