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Tanning Facilities

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  •  850-833-9247 / 850-689-7859
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    Mailing Address

    221 Hospital Dr. NE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 

    810 E. James Lee Blvd., Crestview, FL 32539 

     


The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) regulates tanning salons to protect the public from exposure to UV radiation and prevention of the spread of communicable diseases. FDOH regulates tanning devices that emit electromagnetic radiation of wavelengths between 200 and 400 nanometers including tanning beds and tanning booths.

Environmental Health inspectors perform semi-annual inspections of tanning facilities for proper operation and sanitation. These inspections ensure proper bulb maintenance, verify proper operation of beds/timers, and guarantee proper bed sanitation, display of warning documentation, and training of tanning salon operators. Inspectors also conduct complaint inspections in response to citizen complaints. Inspection reports can be found on the state site

Florida tanning facility operation requirements can be found in 381.89 Florida Statutes and 64E-17, Florida Administrative Code.

Federal performance requirements for ultraviolet (UV) light equipment can be found in Title 21 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) section 1040.20,  which specify the performance standards for sunlamp products and ultraviolet lamps for use in sunlamp products. Additional indoor tanning information can be found in the Indoor Tanning brochure.

Permit Requirements 

Tanning Establishments that are regulated by Florida Department of Health must apply for a Tanning Establishment permit. The following items are required to permit a Tanning Establishment:

UV-Free Tanning 

Facilities that provide ultraviolet free tanning are not currently regulated by FDOH. These products include spray-on tanning and airbrush tanning. These products use dihydroxyacetone (DHA), which interacts with the skin to produce a bronze color. The Federal Food and Drug Administration regulates and approves the chemicals used in alternative tanning methods. Information on Sunless Tanners & Bronzers can be found on the FDA website.

Additional information regarding Tanning Facilities can be found on the Florida Department of Health website.