Proposed Rules Regarding Posting of Prices by Laundry Licensees

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Comment By: 
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule


The Department of Consumer Affairs (“DCA” or “Department”) is proposing an amendment to the rules governing laundry licensees.  Currently, Section 2-134 of Chapter 2 of Title 6 of the Rules of the City of New York requires all laundry licensees to display a price list sign prominently and conspicuously on its premises with letters no less than one inch in height.  This amendment would eliminate the one-inch height requirement for letters on this price list sign.


The Department has received feedback from the industry that the one-inch height requirement is overly burdensome because of the overall size of signs required to print each laundry service price offered by the business.  After review, the Department has concluded that eliminating the one-inch height requirement would be beneficial to businesses and would not detract from the benefit provided to consumers.  The price posting sign must still be posted “prominently and conspicuously…at the point at which orders are placed or payment is made,” ensuring that consumers will be able to easily access necessary information about prices. 


Additionally, this amendment would clarify that laundry licensees must post prices for all services offered, not just laundry-specific services.  Recently, the Department has learned of confusion regarding what types of services a licensed laundry must list on the price list sign pursuant to Section 2-134(a).  This amended language would make clear that prices for all offered services—including, for example, tailoring or alteration services—must be listed on the sign. 


Sections 1043 and 2203(f) of the New York City Charter, and Section 20-104(b) of the New York City Administrative Code authorize the Department of Consumer Affairs to make these proposed rules.

Public Hearing

.Proposed Rules Regarding Posting of Prices by Laundry Licensees

Public Hearing Date: 
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 10:45am

Carlos Ortiz; 212 436 0345;

Department of Consumer Affairs
42 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004