Environmental Health Services
Tanning Program

Tanning Program

Tanning bedYearly inspections of tanning facilities are made to assure all tanning equipment is in compliance with Iowa and federal law, conditions are sanitary, records are properly kept and staff are knowledgeable about proper use of equipment.

Tanning operators are required to take a Tanning Operator Exam. The exam is administered at the Scott County Health Department. Individuals wanting to take the exam must make an appointment $25.00.

Operators must obtain a permit for their tanning from the Iowa Department of Public Health.

A list of permitted tanning facilities can be found at the Iowa Department of Public Health’s Tanning Program Web site at:

The following materials are also available on the Iowa Department of Public Health's Web site:

For more information on opening and licensing a tattoo facility or on becoming a licensed tattoo artist, contact Scott County Health Department Environmental Health Services at (563) 326-8618 or health@scottcountyiowa.com.