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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 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.



NY State Sanitary Code 10 NYCRR Subpart 72-1 Tanning Facilities was amended to be consistent with New York State Public Health Law Article 35-A (the Article) and to update existing code language to improve understanding and facilitate implementation. The adopted amendments were published in the New York State Register with an effective date of January 5, 2022.


  • language which prohibits the use of indoor tanning facilities by individuals less than 18 years of age was included in the code.
  • the definition of a Tanning Facility was revised to include "any establishment where one or more ultraviolet radiation device is used, offered, or made available for use by any human being, whether or not a fee is charged, directly or indirectly, but shall not include any facility where any such device is used by a qualified health care professional for treatment of medical conditions."
  • amendments also include changes made to the Article in 2020, which increase the amount of the Registration fee from $30 to $120 and the Inspection fee from $50 per device to $200 per device.


Permit Requirements

A Permit to Operate a tanning facility is required by the Rockland County Department of Health, and is valid for two (2) years.  A Tanning Permit Application must be submitted to obtain a permit.

Tanning Access by Minors

Effective August 16, 2018, New York State Public Health Law prohibits persons under eighteen (18) years of age from using UV radiation devices. Persons 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.

Required Information and Forms

  • Tanning Hazards Information Sheet - available in English and Spanish; must be read by each customer.
  • Statement of Acknowledgement Form - available in English and Spanish; must be signed by each customer.
  • New York State Warning Sign - available in English and Spanish; 11x17" sign must be posted in the immediate proximity (within three (3) feet) of each UV device. The operator shall enter the manufacturer's maximum exposure time on the sign for the device it is posted near.
  • Rockland County Warning Sign - Pursuant to Rockland County Local Law, Chapter 354, 17x22" sign must be posted at the front or main entrance to facility and on each tanning device in an area immediately visible to a patron using the device.
  • Injury and Illness Report -must be completed and submitted to Department of Health within 24 hours if injury or illness from UV device occurs.


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