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Permanent Body Art Facility Information

General information

Facility Requirements

All Permanent Body Art Facilities shall comply with Article 4 starting with Section 119312 of California’s Safe Body Art Law.


To obtain or renew a Permanent Body Art Facility Permit you are required to submit a completed Permanent Body Art Facility Application.  You can download the application forms below.  You can submit the application materials to us in one of three ways:

1. Scan and email to:

2. Fax to: (650) 627-8244

3. Mail to: Environmental Health Services, attn: Body Art Program, 2000 Alameda De Las Pulgas, Ste 100, San Mateo, CA 94403

Once the application is complete and all required documents are received, you will be issued a San Mateo County Permanent Facility Health Permit. You are required to prominently display the permit at your facility. Health Permits are valid for one year, and must be renewed annually.

New Body Art Facility Application Packet

New Body Art Facility Permit Steps
New Body Art Facility Application Checklist
Body Art Program Memorandum
New Body Art Facility Application
Infection Prevention and Control Plan

Existing Body Art Facility Application

Existing Body Art Facility Application

Other Resources

Body Art Program fee schedule
Sharps Mail back Services
Client Procedure Log
Medical History, Consent and Release Form
Sterilization Log Form
California Safe Body Art Law: Article 4 Permanent Body Art Facilities
San Mateo County Body Art Ordinance 04285

Recommend Obtaining a CALOSHA Occupational Exposure Control Plan