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The Pawnbroker Act requires that a business operating as a pawnbroker in this state must file for a Certificate of Authority and pay a filing fee of $275 for each location.  A pawnbroker is any person:
(1) engaged in the business of lending money on the security of pledged goods; or 
(2) engaged in the business of purchasing tangible personal property on the condition that it may be redeemed or repurchased by the seller for a fixed price within a fixed period of time. 

Initial and renewal filings are now available on the Department's new online licensing system!

Information about the 2018 Amendments

Information about the Military Lending Act


Licensing Instructions and Forms

Sample Documents