Environmental Health Services
Yearly 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:
- State of Iowa Code
Type 136D in Chapter:Selection Field
- Administrative Rules (PDF)
Iowa Administrative Rule 641 Chapter 46
- Application for Permit to Operate a Tanning Facility (PDF)
- Health Warning and Photosensitization Drug List (PDF)
- Report of Tanning Injury (PDF)
- Tanning Test for Employees (PDF)
- Training Information
- Federal Tan Tax Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.