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Pawnbroker License
Requirements / Restrictions
All pawnbrokers operating in Shelby County are required to obtain a Pawnbroker's License (below) from the county clerk. The petition for a pawnbroker's license must be accompanied by: 
  • A CPA's unaudited statement regarding net assets (must have $75,000 readily available to use in the business)
  • Certificates of good moral character from appropriate law enforcement agency for each person listed in the petition
  • Non-refundable fee of $50 in certified funds or cash payable to the Shelby County clerk
  • Proof of good moral character (citizen certificate and oath) for each person listed in the petition

Additional Resources

Vasco A. Smith, Jr. County Administration Building • (901) 222-2300
160 North Main Street Memphis TN 38103
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