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Last Updated: 6/27/2018

Dry Cleaner Fees

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Dry Cleaner Fees to Change

The state dry cleaner solvents fee and dry cleaner registration fee are increasing on July 1, 2018.

Solvents Fee Rates-Effective July 1, 2018

Dry Cleaning Solvents Fee (and Solvents Use Fee) depends on the type of solvent and the number of gallons. The new fee amounts are listed in the table below. 

Solvent type

New fee

 $43.07 per gallon
 $22.84 per gallon
​Other nonaqueous solvents​
 $10.66 per gallon
If you file a monthly Sales and Use Tax return, report and pay the new fee amounts on your July  return (due August 20, 2018).  If you file quarterly or annually, calculate and pay the fees accordingly. 


Annual Registration Fee Rates-Effective July 1, 2018

The Dry Cleaning Annual Registration Fee depends on the number of full-time employees  The new fee amounts are listed in the table below.   

Number of full-time employees

New fee

less than 5​
​5 to 10
more than 10​

You must file the Annual Registration Fee for Dry Cleaning Facilities (Form DC1) return by October 1, 2018. Your fee payment is due October 18, 2018, or you can pay the registration fee in four installments. If you choose to pay by installments, you must notify us by October 1.


If you have any questions, please contact the Environmental Tax Unit at 651-282-5770 or