Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 16

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-16-2

§ 5-16-2. Permit required.

No person may conduct or operate a public laundry in any city or town until the licensing authorities of that city or town shall have caused an inspection to be made of the laundry and shall have issued a permit for the operation of the public laundry. The permit shall be issued upon any terms and subject to any rules and regulations not inconsistent with law, that the licensing authorities prescribe for the purpose of protecting the public health and the suppression of unsanitary conditions. Every permit issued under the authority of this chapter shall continue in force until the first day of July in the year following its issue unless sooner revoked or suspended. The licensing authorities of any city or town may fix a fee to be paid for each permit that shall not exceed ten dollars ($10.00) for the term of one year or a pro rata sum for the unexpired portion of any year. Those fees shall be paid into the city or the town treasury. Any permit issued may be revoked or suspended by the licensing authorities for cause shown after a hearing of which the holder of the permit receives seven (7) days’ notice in writing.

History of Section.
P.L. 1928, ch. 1200, § 2; G.L. 1938, ch. 369, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 5-16-2.