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Acupuncture, Tattooing, Semi-Permanent Skin Colouring, Piercing, Electrolysis, Hairdressing and Barber Registrations
The Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982, Local Government Act 2003, and County of Cleveland Act 1987 requires these types of activities to be registered with the Local Authority.
Registration is required for both the person carrying out the business and the premises where the activity is to take place. If you employ any person you must have employee’s liability insurance. You are strongly advised to take out public liability AND treatment insurance to cover risks from the premises and from any treatment carried out.
Any change of premises or persons must be notified to the local authority, amendment fees may be charged.
How to apply
To apply for a registration please complete an application form(s) for either a “person” or a “premises” (or both if necessary) and email to [email protected] including:
“Premises” application – a floor plan of the premises (including treatment room & wash hand basin)
“Personal” application - A passport style photo of the person applying to conduct the registerable activity (the person in the photograph must not be wearing any hats, glasses or other obstructions to the face and be taken against a blank background).
Please call 01642 524802 to pay the appropriate fee(s). See our Licensing Fees and Charges webpage for a full list of application fees.
When an application is received the council will arrange for an inspection of the premises to be carried out. The applicant must ensure that the procedures, equipment and facilities used are safe and hygienic to prevent the spread of disease.
After a satisfactory inspection you will be issued with a certificate of registration which should be displayed in a prominent position on the premises where the activities take place.
Regulation summary and guidance notes
Copies of relevant legislation are available on the legislation.gov.uk website.
Please note that tacit consent does not apply in respect of this application. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the local authority within a reasonable period, please contact the Licensing Service on telephone 01642 524802 or alternatively email us at [email protected]