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Body Piercing

Environmental Health Services

On January 24, 2000, Florida Department of Health rule, Chapter 64E-19, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) and Section 381.0075, Florida Statutes (F.S.) became effective. Florida Department of Health in Brevard County Environmental Health Services is responsible for the sanitary and safety requirements related to the design, operations and maintenance of body piercing salons and temporary establishments within Brevard County. Temporary establishments shall meet the same requirements as salons at fixed locations and may operate no more than fourteen consecutive days in conjunction with a single event or celebration.

Any person wanting to conduct body piercing in Brevard County must submit a completed Application for Body Piercing Salon License and applicable fee to the Florida Department of Health in Brevard County Environmental Health Services and be granted a license prior to operation. The permit year runs from October 1 to September 30; first year licenses are prorated on a quarterly basis, please contact our office for further details. Licenses must be renewed annually; failure to renew on time will result in the assessment of a late fee.

Body piercing does not include the use of a mechanized, pre-sterilized ear-piercing system that penetrates the outer perimeter or lobe of the ear or both.

A written notarized parental consent statement is required by minors. A minor is defined as a person who has not attained the age of 18 years.

A person may not perform body piercing on a minor without the written notarized consent of the minor’s parent or legal guardian and an establishment may not perform body piercing on a minor under the age of 16 unless the minor is accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Operators and piercers shall complete formal training that meets the requirements of Chapter 64E-19, F.A.C. and annual training thereafter.  For training please visit http://www.floridahealth.gov/environmental-health/body-piercing/body-piercing-training.html.

For more information on body piercing in the State of Florida, please visit http://www.floridahealth.gov/environmental-health/body-piercing/index.html.

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