Body piercing is an invasive procedure that presents the potential for infection. It can result in infections of
the pierced site, especially if aftercare procedures are not followed. Blood borne pathogen transmission, such as
Hepatitis B, is possible if minimum sanitary and safety standards are not met. The Florida Department of Health in Alachua County
manages the Body Piercing Program for the following North Central Florida Counties: Alachua, Bradford, Columbia,
Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Putnam and Suwannee.
Permits are valid from October 1 through September 30.
Program Supervisor: Anthony Dennis
Any questions regarding the body piercing program can be addressed by calling the main Environmental Health phone number: 352-334-7930
Body Piercing Salon Annual Permit $150.00