Skip to main content

Industrial 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


City Consumer and Worker Protection, Department of

A business must have an Industrial Laundry license if it provides laundry services to commercial clients, including hotels, hospitals, restaurants, gyms, and retail laundries OR maintains or operates a laundry services facility in connection with any commercial institution, including a hotel, restaurant, or gym. The New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) issues this license.

“Laundry services” means washing, drying, starching, or ironing laundry for a fee. “Laundry services” does not include dry cleaning.

The following do NOT need an Industrial 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

NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP)

Licensing Center
42 Broadway, Lobby
New York, NY 10004

For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Industrial Laundry License

Learn which permits, licenses and regulations matter to you Use the Step by Step tool to get an exhaustive list of requirements that matter to you.
Use the Step by Step tool