What are the requirements for opening a new salon or tattoo parlor?
The first step in obtaining a permit to operate a salon or tattoo parlor is submitting the application packet for plan review. A plan review is required for all new salons, as well as those who'd like to make renovations. Packets are available both at the ESDHD office and online. The packet must be filled out completely and submitted along with equipment specifications, a floor plan and the corresponding fee. The plan review approval can be taken to the Building Department in order to obtain a building permit, if necessary.
Once the salon or tattoo parlor has been set up, an operator must apply for a permit to operate. Applications to obtain a permit are also available in the ESDHD office or online. Applications must be filled out completely and be authorized by Zoning, Building and Fire officials. Any operator performing services that require State of Connecticut licensure must also provide documentation of such. Once the application and pertinent fees are received, your establishment will be inspected and permitted. Please note that station renters must obtain a separate permit in order to operate. Permits are not transferable. New owners/operators must obtain a new permit prior to operating or relocating. Permits are valid from the date of issue and must be renewed annually on March 1.
Please contact our office with any additional questions.