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Tanning Facilities

Florida Department of Health in Columbia County Environmental Health

Program Description 

The Florida Department of Health in Columbia County monitors the operation of 11 tanning facilities in Columbia County. These facilities are regulated under Florida Administrative Code, Chapter 64E-17. All of the tanning devices (beds and booths) are inspected twice a year. This helps to ensure that:

  • the facility itself is being maintained in a sanitary and safe manner
  • the beds, bulbs and timers are working properly
  • client information records are being kept up-to-date
  • warning signs are in locations visible to tanning clients
  • all employees of the facilities are properly trained

Tanning salon operators must successfully complete a State of Florida-approved certification course before applying for an annual operating permit from the Health Department. The annual operating permit fee is $150 for the first tanning device, and $55 for each additional device up to a maximum of $315.

For more information about permitting requirements, please contact Sallie Ford at (386) 758-1058.