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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

Effective July 13th, 2020, the State of California ordered that all Body Art facilities must close and remain closed until further notice due to rising cases of COVID-19. The order information can be found here: .  Thank you for your continued understanding and patience.


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. 

Submit the following:

  1. Plan Review Application
  2. Two (2) sets of the site plan
  3. Room Finish List
  4. Plan Review Fee: $496

Prior To Final Approval

Submit the following:

  1. Infection Prevention and Control Plan (IPCP)
  2. Copies of the medical questionnaire, consent form, and aftercare instructions for review
  3. For facilities utilizing an autoclave only: provide a negative spore test performed within 30 days of that inspection
  4. Annual Facility Permit Fee: $245

Practitioner Registration

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

Email the following to

  1. Practitioner Application
  2. Valid picture ID verifying age
  3. Valid Bloodborne Pathogen Certificate
  4. Proof of Hep B Vaccination or Hep B Declination Form
  5. Practitioner Fees: $124 (Practitioner Registration $62 + Annual Permit $62)

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



Contact us for any questions regarding body art:

Downtown Riverside Office
 3880 Lemon St, Suite 200
   Riverside, CA 92501
 47-950 Arabia St, Suite A
   Indio, CA 92201


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