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Salt Lake County Health Department
General Information  
Salt Lake County, UT
(385) 468-4100  

Regulated Businesses

Businesses explicitly regulated by the health department include:

    Body Art

    Body art includes tattoo and body piercing facilities (businesses that pierce only ears are exempt) as well as establishments that offer permanent makeup. Health inspectors make surprise inspection visits to these businesses as well as investigate reported violations.

    Cosmetology

    Cosmetology includes hair salons, barbershops, esthetician spas, and nail salons. The health department does not license individual practitioners in these industries (the Utah Department of Occupational and Professional Licensing does), but we confirm appropriate DOPL licensure and regulate the physical space and business establishments where these individuals work. Health department staff conducts surprise inspections and investigate alleged violations reported by the public.

    Cosmetology Backflow Protection and Cross Connection Control Requirements

    Lodging

    Lodging facilities include hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, and inns. The health department conducts surprise inspections of these facilities and investigates complaints reported to us by the public.

    Massage facilities

    The health department does not license individual massage practitioners (the Utah Department of Occupational and Professional Licensing does), but we confirm appropriate DOPL licensure and regulate the physical space and business establishments where these individuals work. Health department staff conducts surprise inspections and investigates alleged violations reported by the public.

    Tanning facilities

    The health department regulates the operation of tanning salons and individual tanning beds in Salt Lake County, including enforcement of youth tanning limitations and parental consent laws. Health inspectors make surprise visits to tanning salons as well as investigate reported violations.

     

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    Note that permits are not transferable; when a change of ownership occurs at a permitted facility, the new owner must apply for a new permit and pay all applicable fees.

    For questions about body art, cosmetology, lodging, massage, and tanning permits, contact the health department at:

    Business Regulation
    Environmental Health Division
    788 East Woodoak Lane (5380 South)
    Murray, UT 84107-6379
    385-468-3835 / HealthSan@slco.org