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Racine, WI 53403
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The Environmental Health Division protects the health and well-being of body art establishment patrons in Racine by annually licensing and inspecting their facilities. Body art establishments are those businesses which provide tattoo and/or body piercing services for their clients; they may operate
permanently, such as through a storefront business, or on a temporary basis, such as for a fundraiser event.
The following is required for licensing:
Application for Body Art Establishment License
Complete and submit a business plan to the Environmental Health Division.
Pay the one-time pre-inspection / application fee at the
City Clerk/Treasurer's Office. This must be paid before any site visits will be conducted.
A pre-inspection of the facility must occur. All pre-inspections must be scheduled at least two (2) weeks in advance. Any violations found during the pre-inspection must be corrected pursuant to applicable state and local requirements prior to issuance of the
If a follow-up inspection is deemed necessary, it must be scheduled at least 72 hours in advance.
Note: Any body art facilities which will be operating in a temporary capacity, such as for a fair or festival, should read
DHS Chapter 173.16: Temporary Establishments. Contact the Environmental Health Division with questions and to obtain an appropriate license.
WI Tattooist and Body Piercer Information WI Tattooing and Body Piercing Establishment Information
US FDA Approved Autoclave & Machine Search
Application for Disposable Tattoo Equipment Variance
Joint Inspection by Fire and Building Departments; Occupancy Permit
Racine City Hall, 730 Washington Avenue, Room 304
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