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Body Art & Indoor Tanning

Tattooing

All tattoo shops in Cattaraugus County require inspection and a “Certificate of Sanitation” issued by the Health Department.  The Sanitary Code of the Cattaraugus County Health District defines a tattoo shop as any room or space tattooing is practiced or where the business of tattooing is conducted.  Please note that the tattooing of a minor is prohibited by NYS Penal Law. Read more

Permits & Inspections

The Environmental Health Division is charged with permit issuance and inspection of several types of establishments, facilities and activities, which may impact public health.  Below is a list of facilities and activities, which may require a "Permit to Operate" from the Health Department.  Additional information regarding each facility type may be found using the following links. Read more

Application & Forms for Body Artists

The forms below are for use by new and existing body artists/establishments in Cattaraugus County.

The "CCHD: Application for a Certificate to Operate a Tattoo Establishment" is used by new tattoo and permanent makeup establishments who do not already have a "Certificate of Sanitation."

The "CCHD: Consent Form for the Body Piercing of a Minor" is used by body artists to document parental consent when piercing minors.  It is illegal to pierce a minor without parental consent.

Environmental Health Services Fees

All fees charged for Environmental Health services are established by the Cattaraugus County Legislature through local law.

The download below is the most recent revision of the local law establishing fees to be charged by the Cattaraugus County Health Department.  This law became effective August 1, 2011. 

Please note that with the establishment of this fee schedule, non-profit organizations are no longer exempt from fees charged for Environmental Health services.

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