Subchapter 14 - LAUNDRIES¶
§ 20-291 Definition. Whenever used in this subchapter the word "laundry" shall mean and include: 1. Any place, which is used for the purpose of washing, drying, starching or ironing, for the general public, wearing apparel, household linens, or other washable fabrics, or a place used or maintained for the storage, collection or delivery of such articles for such service, or 2. Any place maintained by a person dealing in a laundry service either as an independent contractor or jobber, or any private laundry maintained or operated in connection with any hotel, restaurant or public institution, whether for the tenants, customers or inmates of the same or otherwise, except a hospital or charitable institution where no charge is made for laundry services. 3. Any place, whether self-service or otherwise maintained for the general public for the purpose of washing clothing apparel, or other fabrics, whether by automatic or coin operated laundry machinery.
§ 20-292 License required. It shall be unlawful for any person to establish, maintain, or operate a laundry without a license therefor.
§ 20-293 Application; special requirements. a. The application for a license or for any renewal thereof to conduct a laundry shall be in writing and shall state the specific location where laundry work is processed and the maximum number of persons to be employed therein. The commissioner, before issuing any such license, shall cause an investigation to be made of the premises named and described in such application, for the purpose of determining whether the provisions of the health code, building code, safety and health standards promulgated pursuant to section twenty-seven of the labor law, state minimum wage law, local laws, regulations of municipal agencies and other requirements of this subchapter are fully complied with. b. If the commissioner shall be satisfied that the proposed laundry and the premises wherein it is located conform to the provisions of this subchapter and other laws relating thereto, he or she shall issue or cause to be issued a license authorizing such applicant to establish, maintain, conduct or operate a laundry at the place designated in such application for and during the period of such license.
§ 20-294 Fee; bond. a. Prior to the issuance of a laundry license, each applicant therefor shall pay a biennial fee and furnish a bond to the commissioner in such amounts as are indicated in the following schedule, depending on the number of persons employed by such applicant: ======================================================================== Biennial Amount Number of employees License fee of bonds ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Five or fewer....................................... $ 340.00 $500.00 Between six and ten................................. 490.00 500.00 Between eleven and twenty-five...................... 740.00 500.00 Between twenty-six and fifty........................ 1240.00 1,500.00 Between fifty-one and seventy-five.................. 1740.00 2,500.00 Between seventy-six and one hundred................. 1990.00 3,000.00 Between one hundred one and one hundred twenty-five. 2240.00 3,000.00 One hundred twenty-six or more...................... 2740.00 5,000.00 ======================================================================== b. Any person dealing in laundry services as an independent contractor, jobber or as an agent-driver, shall be required to pay a biennial fee of three hundred forty dollars and furnish a bond of five hundred dollars. c. Such bonds shall be executed with two or more sureties, or a duly authorized surety company approved by the commissioner, shall be payable to the people of the city, and shall be conditioned for compliance with the provisions of this subchapter, and upon the further condition that the licensee will pay to the city any fine, penalty or other obligation within thirty days of its imposition, or any final judgment recovered by any person dealing or trading with such licensee for the loss or conversion of a laundry bundle or any part thereof, within thirty days from the entry and filing of such judgment.
§ 20-295 Transferability. Each such license shall not be transferable from person to person or from the location for which it is originally issued.
§ 20-296 General provisions. a. Each licensee shall keep inscribed on all vehicles conveying laundry in letters not less than two inches in height, his or her name and address, and the license number assigned to him or her by the commissioner. b. Bills, tickets, cards, advertising or stationery issued or distributed by any licensee shall contain his or her name and address, and the license number assigned by the commissioner. c. Charges to laundry consumers shall state indelibly, accurately and clearly the name and address of the consumer, and computation of the laundry charge. d. Licensees classified as independent contractors or jobbers, before changing or transferring from one processing laundry to another, shall notify the commissioner of such change in writing. e. Each licensee shall notify the commissioner promptly of any proposed sale, assignment or change in ownership of the premises affected hereunder. f. All coin operated and customer-activated laundries shall be required to have on the premises an attendant from 8:00 P.M. until closing or 6 A.M. the following day, whichever is earlier.