We’re an association of secondhand dealers and pawnbrokers in California, and we’re the only one of our kind in the state. The members of California Pawnbrokers Association (CAPA) work to uphold the best ethical conduct with established best practices that we follow and obey local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
Since CAPA was founded in 1956, we’ve worked for the interests of responsible secondhand dealers and pawnbrokers, numbering in the tens of thousands. We serve our membership with professional education, legal resources, industry programs, and legislative advocacy.
Pawn Shops in California are regulated by the California Department of Justice, which enforces State Financial Code requirements for pawnbrokers. Licensing may be obtained through either the chief of police, the sheriff, or, where appropriate, the police commission. The California Financial Code can be read on the website of the Legislative Counsel of the State of California. See Division 8: Pawnbroker. Click the link below to view the California Financial Code.
R & J Jewelry & Loan
San Jose, CA