Tanning Facilities

Registration Information

Tanning Device Registration

No person may operate a tanning facility without a permit issued by the Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS).

Permits issued by the DSPS expire annually on June 30.

A permit holder shall notify the DSPS in writing of any changes in information that appears on the permit, such as facility ownership, business status, or address within 30-days after the change.

No permit issued by the DSPS may be transferred from one person to another, or from one facility to another.

Multiple tanning devices at a single location and under the control of one person may be considered a single registration and only one registration fee is required.  If the devices are located at separate addresses, it will be necessary to consider each location as a separate registration.  One application form and fee are required for each registration.

Informational Links

Medications and Other Agents That Increase Sensitivity to Light - This includes over-the-counter supplements that may cause increased sensitivity.  It is the operators' responsibility, under the law, to determine whether a client is taking medicine or supplements that may require alteration of the tanning times.

Management of Waste Fluorescent Lamps and Incandescent Bulbs - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the US EPA require that lamps used in tanning beds, which may contain mercury, are disposed of in an approved manner.  See Lamp and Bulb Management for details.

Warning Sign - Wisconsin Statutes require that a warning sign appear in each area where each tanning device is used and that the sign must be readable by the customer. The copy provided here in a PDF file may be downloaded and printed.  Tanning device operators may copy and use this sign to meet this statutory requirement.  Do not reduce the size of this sign beyond the regular 8 1/2" x 11" size.

There is a 10% federal excise tax on indoor tanning services contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (HR 3590).  See the IRS website for details. Taxes on Form #720 are to be sent to: Department of the Treasury, IRS, Cincinnati, OH 45999-0009.


Application for Licensure

FormDescription
3175Application For Tanning Device Registration
3071Fax Payment Form

Renewal Information

Requirements

  • FEE (See Renewal Dates and Fees)
  • APP (Complete Form #3175)
FormDescription
RDAFRenewal Dates and Fees
3175Application for Tanning Facility

Important Notice:  Please check the DSPS Tanning Facilities Rules and Statutes site for the latest changes. 

Renewal Methods

  • Online Log In: License Renewal Online
  • Request a Paper Renewal Form: (888) 506‑4239 or (608) 261‑4460 for the Madison area