///Change of Permit Holder – Body Art Establishments

Change of Permit Holder – Body Art Establishments

Southern Nevada Health District Regulations Governing the Sanitation and Safety of Tattoo Establishments and Body Piercing Establishments stipulate that health permits are not transferrable from person to person or location to location.

In order to assist the transition of business, the health district will allow an open and operating facility to change permit holders without interruption of business, provided:

  • An application for the new permit is submitted within 30 days of execution of the change of owner documents (deed, close of escrow, dealer’s report of sale, lease agreement, legal contract, etc.); Failure to submit the application within 30 days of execution of the change of ownership will result in assessment of additional fees.
  • The facility has not been physically altered, added or removed major pieces of equipment, or implemented operational changes involving new procedures or equipment:
  • The facility has not closed for extensive renovation or other reasons. If the facility has to close, the operator must apply for a new permit

Prospective owners are encouraged to review the health inspection records of the establishment they are considering buying. Health district staff can also inspect prospective establishments prior to the sale with written permission from the current permit holder or property owner. A fee is charged for this service. Call (702) 759–1258 to schedule your pre–purchase/pre-lease inspection.

A Change of Permit Holder can be applied for either in person or online.

In Person

  1. Schedule an appointment — Call (702) 759–1258 and leave a message to schedule an application processing meeting. Your call will be returned within one business day.
  2. Complete your application package and bring it to the meeting:
    1. Change of Permit Holder Application Packet. Attach all items listed in the box on the Instructions for Submission page. The application will not be processed without a “Grant Bargain Sale Deed,” lease agreement, or other legal document to prove possession of the property.
    2. Documentation of spore testing of sterilizer (if applicable) within the past 30 days.
    3. A written Infection Control Plan that includes:
      1. 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).
      2. 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.”
      3. “Procedure After Care Sheet”
  3. Schedule a permitting inspection — Your assigned inspector will call you to schedule your inspection. If you do not receive a call from your inspector within one week, please call (702) 759-1258 to schedule your inspection. Note that major construction or operational deficiencies will result in closure of the business to allow time for corrections. Associated reinspection fees will be assessed.

Online

  1. Complete your application packet and email it to bodyart@snhd.org :
    1. Change of Permit Holder Application packet. Attach all items listed in the box on the Instructions for Submission page. The application will not be processed without a “Grant Bargain Sale Deed,” lease agreement, or other legal document to prove possession of the property.
  2. Invoice Processing. Please allow up to three days to receive your invoice. Payment is due on the day you receive the invoice. Failure to pay by the end of business day will result in your application being deleted and your business subject to closure. Select link to pay your invoice.
  3. Schedule a permitting inspection. Your assigned inspector will call you to schedule your inspection. If you do not receive a call from your inspector within one week, please call (702) 759-1258 to schedule your inspection. Review the “Change of Permit Holder Inspections- Body Art Establishments” document in the application packet to avoid closure with fees.

Contact Information

Phone: (702) 759-0588

 

Updated on: May 22, 2019

2019-05-22T17:03:42-07:00