§ 20-2. Purpose. 
The provisions set forth in this Chapter are designed to ensure a sound system of making loans, acquiring and
disposing of tangible personal property by and through pawnshops and to prevent unlawful property transactions,
particularity in stolen property, through licensing and regulating pawnbrokers; and to provide for licensing fees and
investigation fees of licensees; and to ensure financial responsibility to the County, state and the general public; and
to ensure compliance with federal and state laws; and to assist Henderson County in the exercise of its police
authority.