Second Hand Dealer Permits

Ordinance Summary

Beaverton City Code 7.10 regulates the acquisition of used property by certain businesses. This activity presents an extraordinary risk of misuse to conceal criminal conduct involving the theft of personal property. The risk of misuse is present despite the best efforts of legitimate businesses to otherwise control the risk. The code is intended to reduce this risk by providing timely police awareness about potentially criminal conduct by regulating how the sales of used property are conducted and reported.

Businesses that conduct the purchase of regulated property are required to apply for a permit and, once approved, to report the sales activity to the police department.

Beaverton City Code Chapter 7.10

Permit application (for both occasional and regular dealers)

The second hand dealer permit fees are:

  • Occasional Dealer Application $100.00
  • Occasional Dealer Annual Renewal $25.00
  • Regular Dealer Application $225.00
  • Regular Dealer Annual Renewal $225.00

The Chief of Police has designated LeadsOnline as the source for reporting second hand dealer sales transactions to the police department. This is a 24/7 website available at no cost to businesses. There may be collateral costs associated with reporting, such as the use of an electronic fingerprint scanner.

“Quick start” and FAQ information from LeadsOnline

Questions about the Second Hand Dealer application process may be directed to the police department’s Criminal Investigations Division: 503-526-2280.

Definition of “Regulated Property”

Regulated property means:

  1. Used items:
    1. Precious metals.

      Examples include:
      1. Any metal that is valued for its character, rarity, beauty or quality, including gold, silver, platinum, or any other such metals, whether as a separate item or in combination as a piece of jewelry.
      2. Jewelry containing precious metals or precious gems including but not limited to rings, necklaces, pendants, earrings, brooches, bracelets, or chains.
    2. Precious gems. Examples include: any gem that is valued for its character, rarity, beauty or quality, including diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires or pearls, or any other such precious or semi-precious gems or stones, whether as a separate item or in combination as a piece of jewelry.
    3. Precious metal scrap. Any item composed in part or in whole of precious metal which does not contain identifiable markings or inscriptions and which is valued primarily for the scrap value of the precious metal. Precious metal scrap does not include sterling silver wares.
    4. Watches.
    5. Sterling silver. Examples include: flatware, candle holders, coffee and tea sets, ornamental objects, champagne flutes, wineglasses, or serving pieces such as: platters, bowls, trays, water pitchers, open bakers, ice buckets, shell dishes, or salt and pepper shakers.
    6. Electronic equipment.

      Examples include:
      1. Audio equipment including but not limited to: tape players, tape decks or players, compact/digital disc players, sound metering devices, tuners, amplifiers, speakers, transceivers, equalizers, receivers, phonographs, turntables, stereos, radios, car stereos, car speakers, microphones, broadcasting equipment, citizen band radios/transceivers, digital audio recorders or players.
      2. Video equipment including but not limited to: televisions, videotape or videodisc recorders, videotape or videodisc players, video cameras, video projectors, video monitors, digital video recorders or players.
      3. Electrical equipment including but not limited to: telefax machines, laser printers, copiers, duplicators, typewriters, calculators, cash registers, transcribers, dictaphones, computers, home computers, tablets, modems, monitors, external hard drives, tablets, e-readers, any computer equipment or accessories having uniquely identifiable parts, or identifiable software, including computer software and computer games.
      4. Telephones or telephone equipment, including but not limited to, answering machines, cellular telephones, or satellite telephones.
      5. Handheld gaming units or video game consoles, including, but not limited to, Nintendo 3DS, Microsoft XBox, PlayStation, or Nintendo Switch, or any other similar video game console. Video games are any video games compatible with handheld gaming units or video game consoles.
      6. Other electronic equipment including but not limited to: global positioning systems (GPS), electronic navigation devices or radar detectors.
    7. Photographic and optical equipment and any accompanying bags including but not limited to: cameras, camera lenses, camera filters, camera motor drives, light meters, flash equipment, movie projectors, slide projectors, photography processing equipment, photography enlarging equipment, binoculars, telescopes, opera glasses, microscopes, surveying equipment both optical and electronic, rifle scopes, spotting scopes, electronic sighting equipment, tripods, accessories and components, digital image recorders or display devices.
    8. Power yard and garden tools including but not limited to: garden tractors, lawn mowers, rototillers, lawn sweepers, weed or brush cutters, edgers, trimmers, blowers, chippers, shredders, or ladders.
    9. Power equipment and tools including but not limited to: air hammers, air tools, nail guns, power staplers, power saws, power sanders, chainsaws, power planers, power drills, routers, lathes, joiners, shop vacuums, paint sprayers and accessory equipment, generators, air compressors, pressure washers, logging equipment, welding or cutting equipment or components, measuring devices and gauges, or construction equipment.
    10. Automotive and hand tools including but not limited to: wrench sets, socket sets, screw driver sets, pliers, vise grips, tool boxes, auto body hammers, jacks, timing lights, testing and analyzing equipment or components.
    11. Musical instruments and any accompanying cases or bags including but not limited to: electronic keyboards, guitars, violins, cellos, trumpets, trombones, saxophones, flutes, drums, percussion instruments, electronic synthesizers, or mixing boards.
    12. Firearms including but not limited to: rifles, shotguns, handguns, revolvers, pellet guns, or BB guns.
    13. Sporting equipment limited to kayaks, bicycles, golf clubs and bags, pool cues or cases, snow or water skis, snow or water boards, fishing rods or reels, skates, saddles or tack.
    14. Outboard motors and boating accessories limited to outdrives, props, inboard engines, electric boat motors, boat covers, tops, or unlicensed boat trailers.
    15. Household appliances, including but not limited to microwave ovens, sewing machines, vacuums, mixing and food preparation equipment.
    16. Property that is not purchased by a bona fide business for investment purposes, limited to:
      1. Gold bullion bars (0.995 fine or better);
      2. Silver bullion bars (0.995 fine or better);
      3. All tokens, coins, or money, whether commemorative or an actual medium of exchange adopted by a domestic or foreign government as part of its currency whose intrinsic, market or collector value is greater than the apparent legal or face value; or
      4. Postage stamps, stamp collections and philatelic items whose intrinsic, market or collector value is greater than the apparent legal or face value.
    17. Cards with monetary value that can be used by anyone, including, but not limited to:
      1. Gift cards. Cards that must be used at a particular store or chain of stores.
      2. In-store credit cards. Cards issued by stores for merchandise returned without a receipt that can only be used at a particular store or chain of stores.
      3. Pre-paid cards. Cards that can be used anywhere.
      4. Phone cards.
  2. Regulated property does not include any of the following property:
    1. Vehicles required to be registered with the Oregon Motor Vehicles Division;
    2. Boats required to be certified by the Oregon Marine Board;
    3. Books and comic books;
    4. Glassware, sports cards and sports memorabilia;
    5. Furniture; or
    6. Refrigerators, freezers, stoves, ovens, dishwashers, washers, and dryers.