Covid-19 Updates

Body Art & Tanning

Body Art Establishments

The program inspects all body art establishments in DeKalb County to ensure that they follow the guidelines set forth by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Body art establishments are businesses that provide tattoo and piercing services. Health inspectors check for sanitary conditions, assure compliance with Illinois age requirements, and test the artist’s knowledge of sanitation and bloodborne pathogens.

Laws and Regulations

State of Illinois Body Art Code
Tattoos and Piercings: Understand Risks & Precautions (Mayo Clinic)

Tanning Establishments

The program inspects all tanning establishments in DeKalb County to ensure that they follow the guidelines set forth by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

All public tanning facilities are inspected for general cleanliness. Tanning beds and eye-wear must be sanitized. The facility and all items given to customers must be clean and safe. Tanning facilities must keep accurate client records and have safety information available regarding exposure to ultraviolet light. Employees at the facilities must provide proof of training with equipment to help ensure safe use of tanning beds.

Laws and Regulations

Tanning Facility Permit Act
Tanning Facilities Code


Complaint Form

Contact Us

Phone: 815-758-6673

Important Update/Actualización Importante

Please be patient with us, we are experiencing extremely high call volume at this time. To reach a specific program, please call the program’s direct phone line for assistance. For a listing of program phone numbers, click here. Your call will be returned within 24 business hours.

If you are calling about the COVID-19 vaccine, you need to sign-up for our notification system in order to be notified when you are eligible. Please click here to sign-up. If you have specific questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, please email

Note: All services are currently by appointment only.


Tenga paciencia con nosotros, estamos experimentando un volumen de llamadas extremadamente alto en este momento. Para comunicarse con un programa específico, llame a la línea telefónica directa del programa para obtener ayuda. Para obtener una lista de los números de teléfono del programa, haga clic aquí. Su llamada será devuelta dentro de 24 horas en horario de oficina. Si llama por la vacuna COVID-19, debe registrarse en nuestro sistema de notificación para que se le notifique cuando sea elegible. Por favor, haga clic aquí para inscribirse. Si tiene preguntas específicas sobre la vacuna COVID-19, envíe un correo electrónico a

Nota: Todos los servicios son actualmente solo con cita previa.