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The County Clerk receives and approves applications for Pawnbrokers and title Pledge Lenders. The eligibility process for such a license is established in the State Code.

The law requires that the license be obtained from the County Clerk in the county where the establishment is to be operated.


  • pawnComplete Application/Petition

Download License Application

  • Obtain a CPA’s unaudited statement regarding assets.
    (Must have $75,000 readily available to use in business)
  • Obtain Certificate(s) of good moral charter from law enforcement agency for each person listed in petition
  • Proof of good moral character (citizen certificate and oath part of petition) for each person listed
  • Submit fee of $50.00 in certified funds or cash payable to the County Clerk. This fee is not refundable
  • Applicant must purchase a business license(Class 3, Code 5932)and submit a catastrophe insurance policy on contents and/or pledged pawn stubs-payable to County Clerk (as loss payee)

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