- Environmental Health
- Swimming & Tattoo Parlors
Swimming & Tattoo Parlors
Plan Review & Approval
- The Department shall approve, disapprove, or provide written comments on plans and specifications for public swimming pools within 30 days of their receipt. If such action is not taken within 30 days, the plans and specifications shall be deemed approved.
- If construction is not initiated within one year from the date of approval, the approval is void.
Prior to issuance of the operation permit, the owner shall submit to the local health department a statement signed by a registered design professional stating that construction is complete and in accordance with approved plans and specifications and approved modifications. Observation of construction and a final inspection for design compliance by the certifying registered design professional or his representative are required for this statement.
- The owner shall submit a minimum of two complete sets of plans to the local Health Department for review. Plans shall be drawn to scale and accompanied by specifications so as to permit a clear, comprehensive review by the local health department. All prints of drawings shall be a minimum of 18 by 24 inches and a maximum size of 36 by 42 inches. These plans shall include:
- Layout of the chemical storage room
- A piping schematic showing piping, pipe size, inlets, main drains, skimmers, gutter outlets, vacuum fittings and all other appurtenances connected to the pool-piping system
- Plan and sectional view dimensions of both the pool and the area enclosed by the barrier fences to include the bathhouse and the equipment room and pool accessories
- Specifications for the water supply and wastewater disposal systems that include aspects such as well location and backwash water disposal where applicable
- Specifications of all treatment equipment used and their layout in the equipment room
- Public swimming pools plans and specifications shall be prepared by a registered design professional if required by G.S. 89C Architecture or G.S. 83A Engineering, and shall be approved by the Department prior to construction. If required by G.S. 87-1 General Contractors, public swimming pools shall be constructed by swimming pool contractors licensed by the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors.
- The swimming pool contractor shall contact the local health department when pool pipes are in place and visible so that the local health department may conduct an open-pipe inspection of the pool piping.
- Upon completion of construction, the contractor shall notify the local health department and the owner. The contractor shall provide the owner with a complete set of drawings, which show as built, the location of all pipes and the connections of all equipment and written operating instructions for all equipment.
Application for Public Swimming Pool Operation Permit
- Any additional information requested by the department to verify compliance with this Section shall be submitted with the permit application. An initial application for issuance of a tattooing permit shall be submitted no less than 30 days before anticipated commencement of tattooing by the artist within the jurisdiction of the local health department issuing the permit. Application for renewal of an existing tattooing permit shall be submitted to the local health department at least 30 days prior to the expiration date of the existing permit.
- Any permit application fee established by the local board of health shall be paid upon submission of the application.
- Application for a tattooing permit shall be submitted to the local health department. The application shall include at least the following information:
- Anticipated date of commencing operation
- Mailing address of tattoo artist
- Name of tattoo artist
- Name of tattoo establishment
- Signature of tattoo artist
- Street address of tattoo establishment
- Every person engaged in the practice of tattooing shall register with their local health department on or before January 1, 1995, by providing their name, the address of the location at which they engage in tattooing, and their hours of operation.
- No person shall engage in tattooing on or after June 1, 1995, without first obtaining a tattooing permit issued by the department. Persons permitted to engage in tattooing in counties with local rules shall obtain a tattooing permit from the department on or after June 1, 1995. Nothing herein shall preclude counties with local rules from permitting tattoo artists prior to June 1, 1995, at which time all tattoo artists shall be permitted by the department.
- No tattooing permit shall be issued to a person until an inspection by the department verifies compliance with this Section.
Tattooing permits shall be issued in the name of the individual tattoo artist, shall list the address of the tattoo establishment where the artist will practice, and shall not be transferable to another person or place of practice.
- A valid tattooing permit shall be posted in the premises of the tattoo establishment in a conspicuous place where it may be easily observed by the public upon entering the establishment.
Application for Tattooing Permit