Administrative License – Laundries

   

Frequently asked questions

  1. What is the definition of application for license?
  2. Can the license be cancelled immediately after the establishment ceases operation?
  3. Can we apply for a license if two shops are merged into one on our own initiative?
  4. Can we apply for the license if the written report of property registration of the shop states that it is for industrial use?
  5. Is there any restriction on the ceiling height of the establishment?
  6. Is application for license required for establishments which are only for delivery of clothing?

1. What is the definition of application for license?

Issue of administrative license to individuals or entities that intend to operate laundries.


2. Can the license be cancelled immediately after the establishment ceases operation?

In accordance with law, the procedure for cancellation can only be initiated if an establishment is not in operation for 60 days in a year.


3. Can we apply for a license if two shops are merged into one on our own initiative?

In case of merging two or more shops or dividing one shop, applicants should apply for and obtain the approval from the Land and Urban Construction Bureau in advance.


4. Can we apply for the license if the written report of property registration of the shop states that it is for industrial use?

The written report of property registration of the shop in the application must state that it is for commercial or industrial use.


5. Is there any restriction on the ceiling height of the establishment?

There is no restriction on ceiling height for application. However, it is eventually subject to the comments of the Land and Urban Construction Bureau during consultation. With regard to shops which have attics or basements, the information indicated on the written report of property registration should prevail.


6. Is application for license required for establishments which are only for delivery of clothing?

If there are not any machines that carry out washing work in the shop and it is only for delivery of clothing, application for the license is not required.

Washing tablecloths, bed sheets, etc. also belongs to the category of laundries.

The place in a hotel which is only for washing its own materials (linen room) is not required to apply for the license, but application is required if it is open to the public and accepts washing orders.


Formalities