Public health Florida Department of Health in Alachua County

Body Piercing

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.

Contact Information

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

Body Piercing Training

Regulatory Code

Chapter 64E-19 Florida Administrative Code

Conventional and Cosmetic Tattooing

Licensure and permitting, State of Florida, Department of Health

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