A Pawnbroker is defined as any person whose business consists primarily of buying personal property subject to the right of repurchase or redemption, or of receiving actual possession of personal property as security for loans with or without mortgage or bill of sale. This definition does not mean or include banks, trust companies, building and loan associations or similar businesses.  If this would apply to your business, a license should be obtained from the City Clerk's office. 

To Apply:

  1. Review the Business License chapter of the Marion City Code
  2. Complete application
  3. Submit application with appropriate fee and any required documentation to either of the following:
    • City Clerk’s Office, 1225 6th Avenue, Suite 110, Marion, IA 52302
    • Via email

Next Steps:

Once your application has been submitted, we will forward your application to the appropriate departments for approval.  This process can take two to six weeks. Upon approval, a license will be mailed to you at the mailing address listed on your application.




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