Township of Radnor, PA
Delaware County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Radnor 2-25-1974 by Ord. No. 1564 as Ch. 80 of the 1974 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Zoning — See Ch. 280.

§ 186-1 Permit required.

[Amended 6-29-1977 by Ord. No. 77-18]
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to operate a laundromat in the Township of Radnor without first obtaining a permit from the Community Development Department of Radnor Township.

§ 186-2 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
LAUNDROMAT
The premises wherein one or more coin-operated laundry machines or dryers are installed and used by the general public.
[Amended 7-20-1992 by Ord. No. 92-13]

§ 186-3 Application; investigation.

[Amended 6-29-1977 by Ord. No. 77-18]
A. 
Any person desiring to operate a laundromat shall make application, in writing, to the Community Development Department. Such application shall include the following information:
(1) 
The applicant's full name, residence, telephone number and post office address, and whether the applicant is an individual, firm or corporation; if a partnership, the names and addresses of all the partners shall be included; if a corporation, the names and addresses of all officers shall be included.
(2) 
The proposed location of the establishment, a floor plan showing the building outline and location of the equipment.
(3) 
The manufacturer of the machine, the trade name and the manufacturer's agent.
(4) 
The name or names of all maintenance personnel and their telephone numbers.
(5) 
The signature of the applicant or his duly authorized officer.
B. 
Upon receipt of such application, the Community Development Department shall make such investigation as may be necessary of the maintenance and storage facilities, as well as the machines and their locations in the premises, to determine compliance with the provisions of this chapter.

§ 186-4 Permit; fee; expiration.

A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the operation of an establishment where one or more laundry machines or dryers are offered for public use which, upon insertion of a coin, coins or token or by other means, provide self-service laundry facilities, without first having applied to and procured a permit from the Community Development Department.
[Amended 6-29-1977 by Ord. No. 77-18]
B. 
The fee for a permit as required hereunder shall be $50 per year. All permits shall expire on the 31st day of December.
[Amended 2-26-1979 by Ord. No. 79-06]

§ 186-5 Construction, equipment and management standards.

[Amended 8-8-1988 by Ord. No. 88-12]
A. 
All rooms used in connection with the laundromat shall be kept in a clean and sanitary condition and shall be provided with adequate light and ventilation.
B. 
The floors shall be of such construction as to be easily cleaned, shall be smooth and kept clean and in good repair.
C. 
The walls and ceilings shall be smooth, in good repair and shall be painted in a light color.
D. 
All plumbing installed in laundromats shall meet the requirements of Chapter 218, Plumbing, of the Code of the Township of Radnor.
E. 
The owner of each laundromat shall be required to have a fire detection system installed which shall be consistent with Township standards and subject to approval by the Fire Marshal. In the alternative, during all hours of operation, the owner of each laundromat shall be required to have an individual at the business location who is familiar with the operation of the equipment and who shall be responsible for maintaining the premises in a clean and sanitary condition.

§ 186-6 Violations and penalties.

A. 
Failure to secure a permit when required or operating after suspension or revocation of a permit by the Community Development Department shall constitute a violation of this chapter. When written notice of a violation of any provisions of this chapter has been served upon any person, such violation shall be discontinued immediately.
[Amended 6-29-1977 by Ord. No. 77-18]
B. 
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall be liable, on conviction thereof, to a fine or penalty of not more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 30 days.
[Amended 11-28-1988 by Ord. No. 88-32; 7-20-1992 by Ord. No. 92-13]