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Special Event Health Permit
Application and Operational Procedures

The requirements for a Body Art Special Event Health Permit (formerly known as a Temporary Demonstration Health Permit) have been revised as follows:

  • Tattoo, permanent makeup and body piercing operators providing services under the new Special Event Health Permit fee schedule may charge for their services.

  • Artist Fee: Each individual tattoo and permanent makeup artists or body piercing technicians must pay a Special Event Operator Fee of $145 at the time of submitting applications.

  • Booth Fee: The Special Event Health Permit can be valid from one to 15 days in accordance with the following fee schedule:
Length of Event Permit Fee*
(per booth)
Late Fee
(per booth)
Late fee
(per booth;
less than 24 hours notice)
1 – 5 Day Event $464 $232 $464
6 – 10 Day Event $609 $304 $609
11 – 15 Day Event $754 $377 $754

*For a single event, booth fees will only be charged for the first 10 booths.

  • Maximum size of each booth is 150 square feet. Each artist must have at least 50 square feet of floor space. Up to three artists per 150 square foot booth.

  • Event Coordinator: Each convention hosting a Body Art Special Event must designate an Event Coordinator who is responsible for each booth’s compliance with the applicable regulations and operational procedures over the span of the event.

    The Event Coordinator must pay a Special Event fee of $290 per event.

    The Event Coordinator must be available during the inspection of the booth(s) and throughout the duration of the special event.
Event Coordinator Fee
Per Event
Late Fee Late fee
(less than 24 hours notice)
1 – 5 Day Event $290 $92 $290
6 – 10 Day Event $290 $109 $290
11 – 15 Day Event $290 $138 $290

In the event there is only one booth, an Event Coordinator is not required.

All applications and fees must be submitted at least 30 days before the event or a late fee will be assessed – no exceptions. Failure to comply will result in the additional late fee. All fees are non-refundable.

Complete the Health Permit Booth Application, PDF 45KB Health Permit Artist Application PDF 64KB and Event Coordinator Application PDF 59KB (if necessary) and mail, along with a money order or cashier's check, to the Southern Nevada Health District, P.O. Box 3902, Las Vegas, NV 89127, Attention: EH Rancho Special Programs.