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The Department of Environmental Health enforces the Safe Body Art Act which establishes minimum standards that apply to body art facilities and practitioners for the safe practice of body art in Riverside County.

Body Art Updates

As of January 25, 2021 Body Art Facilities can re-open with modifications as described in the COVID-19 Industry Guidance - Updated 10/20/2020.

You may contact us at bodyart@rivco.org if you have specific questions. Thank you again for your continued understanding and patience.  

Resources:

Looking to Open a Facility or Become a Practitioner?


Facility Plan Review

If you want to open a permitted Body Art Facility in Riverside County, you must submit plans of the facility and go through a Plan Check Review. 

Email the following to bodyart@rivco.org:

  1. Plan Review Application
  2. Site plan
  3. Room Finish List
  4. Infection Prevention and Control Plan (IPCP)
  5. Copies of the medical questionnaire, consent form, and aftercare instructions for review

To avoid processing delays, please email as a complete package in PDF format. After you submit your paperwork, you will be contacted with instructions on how to pay fees.

Plan Review Fee: $496

Prior To Final Approval Of New Facilities

Email the following to bodyart@rivco.org:

  1. For facilities utilizing an autoclave only: provide a negative spore test performed within 30 days of that inspection
Annual Facility Permit Fee: $245 (To be collected at approval inspection)

Practitioner Registration

You must work at a body art facility that has a valid Riverside County Environmental Health Permit.

Email the following to bodyart@rivco.org:

  1. Practitioner Application (For new practitioners only)
  2. Valid picture ID verifying age
  3. Valid Bloodborne Pathogen Certificate that is specific to body art
  4. Proof of Hep B Vaccination or Hep B Declination Form

To avoid processing delays, please email as a complete package in PDF format. After you submit your paperwork, you will be contacted with instructions on how to pay fees.

Practitioner Fees: $124 (Practitioner Registration $62 + Annual Permit $62)

Need Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Control Training?

Riverside County does not currently have an approval process for BBP training programs at this time. Any approved BBP training from one of these neighboring LEAs will be accepted:

Los Angeles

Orange County

San Bernardino

San Diego


Learn more about how to perform body art in Riverside County…
 


 

 

Contact us for any questions regarding body art:

bodyart@rivco.org

 
Downtown Riverside Office
 3880 Lemon St, Suite 200
   Riverside, CA 92501
 951-955-8980
 951-955-8988
Indio
 47-950 Arabia St, Suite A
   Indio, CA 92201
 760-863-7570
 760-863-7013
 

 

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