About Laundry Facilities

Laundry facilities range from coin-operated self-serve laundromats where people wash their own clothes to large commercial facilities that clean sheets and towels for businesses like hospitals. It is important for all laundry facilities to be clean and to meet sanitation requirements that protect public health and reduce the spread of infectious diseases.

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Environmental Health permits and inspects all laundry businesses for sanitation requirements. The requirements are in place to control the possible spread of infectious disease and to ensure adequate protections for the public. Environmental Health also responds to reports of problems at laundry facilities and conducts routine inspections.

Environmental Health permits and inspects all laundry businesses in Los Angeles County, except for those located in the cities of Pasadena, Long Beach, and Vernon. Those cities each have their own health departments.

Commerical Laundries Requirements

Commercial laundries are required to obtain a public health license and comply with Los Angeles County Code Titles 8 and 11. To receive a license, commercial laundries must complete an application and provide supporting documentation. The completed application should be turned in to Public Health at 5050 Commerce Dr. Baldwin Park, CA 91706.

Applications and Forms

Requirement for Application Processing

Laundry means any building, room or place, or portion thereof, used for the washing, ironing or drying of clothing, linen, towels, uniforms and other similar articles for money or other consideration.

Dry cleaning businesses that have one or more washing machine are considered commercial laundries.

Report a Problem

Employees and customers can report problems at commercial and self-service laundry facilities by calling Environmental Health at (800) 777-9995 or  File a Complaint Online. Environmental Health will not ask you about your immigration status and you can file a report without giving your name.

Contact Us

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Tel: (626) 430-5570
Fax: (626) 962-1805
Email: CCWPCP@ph.lacounty.gov

County of Los Angeles Public Health
Environmental Health
Community Health Program
5050 Commerce Drive
Baldwin Park, CA 91706