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Board of COSMETOLOGY AND Barber Examiners

License Requirements for Barber Shops

 

The application should be completed in its entirety, notarized and returned to the board office with a fee of one hundred and fifty dollars ($150.00). Application must be made at least two weeks before the date you wish to open your shop for business.

Inspection

 

The initial inspection will be made within ten (10) days of the receipt of application by the board office.

 

Requirements

A BARBER shop must be equipped with at least the following before it can be inspected:
    One (1) shampoo bowl with hot and cold running water and a chair
    One (1) enclosed storage area for clean towels
    One (1) covered container for soiled towels
    One (1) dry sterilizer or sanitary compartment (with fumigant per station)
    One (1) work station and mirror for each licensee
    One (1) covered trash container maintained in a sanitary condition
    One (1) wet sterilizing solution container per barber chair, and
    Adequate restroom facilities
    One (1) ultra violet sanitizer

 

Residential Shops


Residential shops must maintain a separate entrance without requiring passage through any portion of a private residence. Separate restroom facilities must be provided apart from the living quarters. A barber shop located in a residential building must be located on the first floor (street level or one (1) level below). Laundry facilities may not be visible to the public.

Management

Barber shops must have a licensed master barber who will serve as manager of the shop.

American Disabilities Act Requirements

 

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS PROVIDED ON BEHALF OF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, CIVIL RIGHTS DIVISION, OFFICE ON THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (Title II, U.S. Code).

* Public entities must ensure that newly constructed buildings and facilities are free of architectural and communication barriers that restrict access or use by individuals with disabilities.

* When a public entity undertakes alterations to an existing building, it must also ensure that the altered portions are accessible.

* The ADA does not require retrofitting of existing buildings to eliminate barriers, but does establish a high standard of accessibility for new buildings.

* Public entities may choose between two technical standards for accessible design: The Uniform Federal Accessibility Standard (UFAS), established under the Architectural Barriers Act, or the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines, adopted by the Department of Justice for places of public accommodation and commercial facilities covered by Title III of the ADA.

* The elevator exemption for small buildings under ADA Accessibility Guidelines would not apply to public entities covered by Title II.

* For information concerning the requirements of The American With Disabilities Act, contact your local building codes office.

 


Important Note!

ALL NEW SHOPS OR CHANGE OF LOCATION MUST BE INSPECTED AND APPROVED BY AN INSPECTOR OF THE BOARD BEFORE OPENING FOR BUSINESS