Municipal Corporation’s Power to Regulate Auction Sale, Pawnshops, and Secondhand Dealers – Virginia Law

Annotated Code of Virginia
Title 15.2. Counties, Cities and Towns 
Subtitle II. Powers of Local Government
Chapter 11. Powers of Cities and Towns
Article 1. Uniform Charter Powers 

§ 15.2-1114. Auctions; pawnshops; secondhand dealers; peddling; fraud and deceit in sales; weights and measures

A municipal corporation may regulate the sale of property at auction; may regulate the conduct of and prescribe the number of pawnshops and dealers in secondhand goods, wares and merchandise; may regulate or prohibit peddling; may prevent fraud or deceit in the sale of property; may require weighing, measuring, gauging and inspection of goods, wares and merchandise offered for sale; and may provide for the sealing of weights and measures and the inspection and testing thereof.

Cite as Va. Code Ann. § 15.2-1114 



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