Body Art Facility Design Assessment and Permitting Process
This page describes the process to obtain a new permit for body art facilities. If you wish to change ownership for an open and operating facility, select the following link: http://snhd.info/body-art/Change-of-Permit-Holder-Body-Art-Establishments.php.
Construction and equipment requirements for body art facilities can be found here: http://snhd.info/body-art/operator-permit.php
All applicants for a new body art establishment must complete the following:
- Schedule an appointment – Call (702) 759-1258 to schedule a design assessment meeting.
- Complete your plans package:
- Select Instructions for submission. Attach all items listed in the box.
- The Plan Review Application must be signed by the owner of the establishment. A “Grant Bargain Sale Deed,” lease agreement, or other legal documents will be required to prove possession of the property.
- Complete plans must show compliance with all construction requirements, including room dimensions and locations of sink(s).
- Include documentation of spore testing of sterilizer (if applicable) within the past 30 days.
- Prepare a written Infection Control Plan that includes:
- Aseptic procedures for protection of patrons
- General facility cleaning and disinfection procedures
- Provide copies of the following documents for each operator and technician:
- Current tattoo/permanent makeup or body piercing Body Art Card
- Documentation of the required American Red Cross course in Preventing Disease Transmission or documentation of equivalent training within the past two years, and CPR and First Aid (if applicable)
- Prepare Patron Documentation
- Proposed “Written Consent Sheet” that includes
- Patron’s name, date of birth and address
- Operator or technician’s name
- Date procedure is done, type and placement of tattoo and/or piercing; description of the design of the tattoo
- Questions asking the patron if he or she has had a history of jaundice, hepatitis, or other communicable disease(s) within the past 12 months
- Statement cautioning patron that “the procedure should be considered permanent; that it can only be removed with a surgical procedure and that any effective removal may cause permanent scarring and disfigurement.”
- Proposed “Procedure After Care Sheet”
- Meet with your reviewer:
- Check In: Arrive with all your plans package 15 minutes prior to your appointment. Your application package will be screened for completeness prior to your appointment
- Rescheduling/Cancellations: If all necessary forms are not complete, the appointment will be rescheduled and a missed appointment fee will be charged. If an appointment must be canceled, notify the Plan Review office by the close of business the previous work day. There will be a fee for a missed appointment (see Fee Schedule).
- Payment of Fees: Fees must be paid at the conclusion of the design assessment meeting (see the plan review section of the Fee Schedule. Payment of fees does not constitute approval of plans
- Submission of Revised Plans: If the plans are incomplete or do not comply with regulations, you will receive a written notice of corrections. A resubmittal fee will be charged if additional information or plans, including revised or corrected plans, are required.
- Schedule field inspections: The applicant must initiate the request for all field inspections. Requests for field inspections are taken on a first-come, first-served basis only. Arrangements for final permitting inspections should be made at least two weeks before your planned opening date
- Rough Plumbing Inspection – required for all new construction to assure proper supply and drainage
- Pre-permitting Inspection – to ensure no major compliance obstacles are present that would prevent release of the permit
- Final Permitting Inspection – verification of equipment installation and operation, compliance with all other regulatory agencies, and operator knowledge. The final permitting inspection is a joint inspection including the Facilities Design Assessment and Permitting Inspector and the assigned Operational Inspector, and is required prior to beginning operations.
Phone: (702) 759-0677
Updated on: October 10, 2018