§ 66-393.  Pawnbroker fees; interest rates.

No pawnbroker shall demand or receive an effective rate of interest greater than two percent (2%) per month, and no other charge of any description or for any purpose shall be made by the pawnbroker, except that the pawnbroker may charge, contract for, and recover an additional monthly fee for the following services, including but not limited to:

(1)        Title investigation;

(2)        Handling, appraisal, and storage;

(3)        Insuring a security;

(4)        Application fee;

(5)        Making daily reports to local law enforcement officers; and

(6)        For other expenses, including losses of every nature, and all other services.

In no event may the total of the above listed monthly fees on a pawn transaction exceed twenty percent (20%) of the principal up to a maximum of the following:

First month                                        $100.00

Second month                                       75.00

Third month                                          75.00

Fourth month and thereafter                 50.00

In addition, pawnbrokers may charge fees for returned checks as allowed by G.S. 25-3-506.  (1989, c. 638, s. 2; 1995 (Reg. Sess., 1996), c. 742, s. 37; 2012-46, s. 2.)