Nebraska Revised Statute 69-204

Chapter 69


Records required; inspection; stolen property; procedures.

All persons who shall be engaged in the business of pawnbrokers, dealers in secondhand goods, or junk dealers, shall keep a ledger and complete a card, to be furnished by the city or village, on which shall be legibly written in ink, at the time of any loan or purchase, the following information:

(1) The date of the loan or purchase;

(2) The name of the person from whom the property is purchased or received, his or her signature, date of birth, and driver's license number or other means of identification;

(3) A full and accurate description of the property purchased or received, including any manufacturer's identifying insignia or serial number;

(4) The time when any loan becomes due;

(5) The amount of purchase money, or the amount lent and any loan charges, for each item; and

(6) The identification and signature of the clerk or agent for the business who handled the transaction.

Entries shall not in any manner be erased, obliterated, or defaced. The person receiving a loan or selling property shall receive at no charge a plain written or printed ticket for the loan, or a plain written or printed receipt for the articles sold, containing a copy of the entries required by this section.

Every pawnbroker, or employee of a pawnbroker, shall admit to the pawnbroker's premises at any reasonable time during normal business hours any law enforcement officer for the purpose of examining any property and records on the premises, and shall allow such officer to place restrictions on the disposition of any property for which a reasonable belief exists that it has been stolen. Any person claiming an ownership interest in property received by a pawnbroker for which a reasonable belief exists that such property has been stolen may recover such property as provided by sections 25-1093 to 25-10,110.


  • Laws 1899, c. 10, § 4, p. 65;
  • R.S.1913, § 539;
  • C.S.1922, § 431;
  • C.S.1929, § 69-204;
  • R.S.1943, § 69-204;
  • Laws 1981, LB 44, § 4.