Tanning is a result of skin injury and damage.  It is the response when your skin is exposed to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. The skin produces extra pigment to protect itself against the UV radiation and this pigment makes the skin look darker.  Exposure to UV radiation increases your health risks

The purpose of the Commercial Tanning Facilities Program is to permit and inspect commercial tanning facilities, as well as increase the public's knowledge of the hazards of indoor tanning, minimize user injuries and limit tanning access by minors.


Permit Requirements

A permit to operate a tanning facility is required by the Rockland County Department of Health, and is valid for two years.  A Tanning Permit Application must be submitted to obtain a permit.

Tanning Access by Minors

Effective August 15, 2012, New York State Regulation (Part 72-1.8) prohibits persons under seventeen (17) years of age from using UV radiation devices.  It requires persons seventeen (17) years of age and their parent or legal guardian sign a consent form before using UV radiation devices. Customers eighteen (18) years of age or older must provide a driver's license or other photo identification, issued by a government entity or educational institution, before using UV radiation devices.

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