NAICS Codes for Cleaning Services

us naics logoNAICS (pronounced “nakes”) is the North American Industry Classification System developed as the standard for U.S. Federal agencies in classifying businesses in the U.S., Canada and Mexico economies. NAICS Codes group businesses in similar industries according to the methods those businesses use to produce goods or services. NAICS Codes are updated every five years by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The NAICS Code is a six digit code. The first two digits of the code determine the general industry. The last four digits of the code describe the business activities within the industry.

How NAICS Codes Are Used

Many states, counties and cities require a NAICS number on business license application and tax registration forms. These governments use the codes to classify and keep track of what types of businesses are licensed in the state or county.

Cleaning Services NAICS Codes

The cleaning and janitorial industry includes cleaning commercial and residential building interiors, interiors of transportation equipment (e.g., aircraft, rail cars, ships), and/or windows. Examples of NAICS codes for cleaning businesses include:

561720  Building cleaning services, janitorial
561720  Office cleaning services
561720  Window cleaning services
561720  Building cleaning services, interior
561720  Maid services (cleaning services)
561720  Venetian blind cleaning services
561720  Housekeeping services (cleaning services)
561720  Service station cleaning and degreasing services
561720  Cleaning shopping centers
561720  Restaurant kitchen cleaning services
561720  Cleaning offices
561720  Rest room cleaning services
561720  Residential cleaning (houses, apartments and condos)

All NAICS Cleaning codes are listed at the US Census Bureau.  The NAICS Association website also has a list of NAICS codes and other tools for research and reference.


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4 thoughts on “NAICS Codes for Cleaning Services”

  1. Hi Judith,
    I’m trying to determine my NAICS code.
    I clean both individual homes and businesses, do I need multiple codes? Appreciate your help.

    1. Hi Rita,

      There is only one code needed for any type of cleaning business, no matter the type of customer you serve. That code is listed in this article for your convenience.

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