Body Art Information

Public Act 375, indicates that individuals shall not tattoo, brand, or perform body piercing on another individual unless that tattooing, branding, or body piercing occurs at a body art facility licensed by the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS).  Owners or operators of body art facilities are required to apply for a body art facility license through MDHHS.

Body Art facilities are inspected by the SCHD Environmental Health Services Division once each year.

Quick View - How to Get a Body Art Facility License

 If you are interested in obtaining a Body Art Facility License, you must submit your application online to the MDHHS at,5885,7-339-71551_27716_73975---,00.html

MDHHS will notify the health department that you have applied for a body art license for a location in Sanilac County.  Public Act 375 of 2010 requires that an existing or new body art facility go through plan review prior to licensure.  To complete the licensing process, the following items must be submitted to the Sanilac County Health Department:

An Environmental Health Sanitarian will conduct an administrative review of the packet to determine completeness of the plans.  Notification of plan approval and/or notification of any deficiencies that must be addressed to render your plan review complete is by letter.  Applicants have thirty (30) days to respond to deficiencies.  Failure to respond with appropriate information within that period will result in rejection of the plans.  Another plan review must be submitted if you wish to be licensed.

Following approval of the plans or correction of any deficiencies, an inspection will be performed to determine compliance with Act 375, P.A. of 2010.  You will receive a copy of the inspection report for your reference and MDHHS will be notified when your facility compliant for licensure.  You will receive your license from MDHHS.

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