Retail Laundry License

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


Consumer Affairs, Department of City
A business must have a Retail Laundry license if it provides laundry services to the general public OR stores or collects laundry for laundry services for the general public OR stores or collects laundry for delivery for the general public OR offers self-service laundry machinery for direct use by the general public. “Laundry services” means washing, drying, starching, or ironing laundry for a fee. “Laundry services” does not include dry cleaning.
The following do NOT need a Retail Laundry license:
  • Laundry facilities of any hospital AND
  • Laundry facilities of any residence intended for use exclusively by the owners, tenants, or occupants of the residence

Next: Apply

NYC Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)
Licensing Center
42 Broadway, Lobby
New York, NY 10004
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Retail Laundry License

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