Car Wash Rules

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
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Notice of Adoption of Rule

 

Notice of adoption of new rules relating to the Department’s licensing and regulation of car washes.

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORITY VESTED IN the Commissioner of the Department of Consumer Affairs (“Department”) by Section 2203 of the New York City Charter and sections 20-104(b), 20-108 and 20-546 of Title 20 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York, and in accordance with the requirements of Section 1043 of the New York City Charter, that the Department promulgates and adopts Sections 2-431, 2-432, and 2-433 of new Subchapter HH of Chapter 2, and amends Section 1-02 of Chapter 1, of Title 6 of the Rules of the City of New York, to implement and carry out the provisions of Local Law 62 of 2015 requiring car washes in New York City to be licensed and regulated by the Department.

 

The rules were proposed and published on May 13, 2016.  The required public hearing was held on June 20, 2016.

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule

The City Council enacted Local Law 62 for the Year 2015, adding Subchapter 33 to Title 20 of the New York City Administrative Code to require car washes in New York City to be licensed and regulated by the Department.  Local Law 62 also amends Chapter 5 of Title 24 of the Code to add standards for car washes with regard to water and waste disposal. 

These rules establish requirements to implement the Law.  Specifically, these rules:

  • Add a new subchapter HH to Chapter 2 of Title 6 of the Rules of the City of New York to implement the requirements for the Department’s licensing and regulation of car washes. 
  • Amend section 1-02 of Chapter 1 of Title 6 to set October 31 of odd-numbered years as the expiration date for the biannual car wash licenses.
  • Describe insurance requirements for applicants and licensees.
  • Describe surety bond requirements for applicants and licensees.
  • Establish record keeping requirements for complaints relating to damage of vehicles.
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