Section 13-119 Same--Maintenance; duration; location.


    (a) All records required to be made and kept under the provisions of this article shall be maintained at the principal place of business of the dealer within the city for a period of eighteen (18) months from the date a record is made; provided, however, that a transient dealer shall deposit all records kept with the police chief or at some other location within the city during such times within the three-year record-keeping period as the dealer is not maintaining a place of business within the city.

    (b) All records kept in compliance with the provisions of this article shall be the property of the dealer and shall in no respects be considered public records subject to the provisions of Chapter 610 RSMo. 1969, or the provisions of section 2-23 of this Code.

    (c) All records kept in compliance with the provisions of this article shall be available for inspection by the chief of police, his designee, or the business license administrator during all regular business hours of the dealer at his principal place of business, or, in the case of a transient dealer, at a repository designated by the dealer where such records are open for inspection at least forty (40) hours each week.

    (d) Failure to maintain such records within the city shall constitute a Class A misdemeanor and is punishable under the penalties established in section 16-66 of this Code for such Class A misdemeanors.

(Code 1964, § 11.1380)