Information for Car Washes

DCA will begin enforcing the Car Wash Accountability Law, which requires car washes in New York City to obtain a license to operate, on December 4, 2017.

Apply for a Car Wash License
Car Wash License Application Checklist


Car Wash Damage Complaint Log
Car wash businesses must maintain a chronological log in an electronic format documenting complaints of damage to vehicles. Download Car Wash Damage Complaint Log template (in Excel format).


Additional NYC Permits You May Need
For information regarding permits you may need from the New York City Department of Mental Health and Hygiene, please contact:

  • Office of Public Health Engineering/Building Water Supply
    25-01 Jackson Avenue, CN-56
    Long Island City, NY 11101
    Phone: (718) 310-2850 or call 311 and ask for: Well Water Permit
    Website: nyc.gov/health
For information regarding permits you may need from the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, please contact:
  • The Cross-Connection Control Unit
    Phone: (718) 595-6531
    Website: nyc.gov/dep

Page updated 11/2017