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.

You May Be Interested In...

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 Long Beach, Pasadena, and Vernon. Those cities each have their own health departments.

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