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Main Phone: 262-636-9201
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Racine, WI 53403
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDS)
Tobacco Free Initiatives
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 DHS Tattooist / Body Piercer Application 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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