Tanning Facilities

The Tanning Facility Permit Act, (210 ILCS 145) became effective July 1, 1992.  The Tanning Facility Code (77 Ill. Adm. Code 795) became effective December 7, 1992.  This Code specifies the standard for the conduct of tanning facility procedures, sets standards for the process by which the Department and its delegate agencies inspect and permit tanning facilities, and sets the fee requirements.

The Tanning Facility Code requires all facilities providing consumers' access to ultraviolet radiation emitting devices for cosmetic purposes to make application with the Department for a permit to operate a tanning facility.  Facilities are inspected annually to determine compliance with various provisions including:  equipment labeling and general operation; verification of appropriate ultraviolet lamps; accurate equipment timers; clients' use of protective eyewear; trained operators on duty; recordkeeping of clients' visits; and sanitation. Certified Local Health Departments may contract with the Department to conduct the inspections in their jurisdiction.