Car Wash License

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New Application Fees: Fees Vary HOW TO APPLY
Application Reviewed Within: 2 Weeks AFTER YOU APPLY
Renewal Fees: $550 OPERATING & RENEWING
Renewal Cycle: 2 Years OPERATING & RENEWING

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Consumer Affairs, Department of City
You must have a Car Wash license if your business cleans vehicles, including washing, detailing, drying, polishing, vacuuming, or other cosmetic care of vehicles. You do not need a Car Wash license if you:
  • Sell, lease, rent, or repair motor vehicles, with car washing secondary to the primary business.
  • Operate a self-service facility for washing vehicles, where customers—not facility employees—clean vehicles.
  • Clean vehicles on an irregular basis to raise funds for a not-for-profit organization.
  • Are a federal, state, or local governmental agency.


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NYC Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)
Licensing Center
42 Broadway, Lobby
New York, NY 10004

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