The Florida Department of Health in Washington County inspects all permitted tanning facilities annually to ensure that minimum health and safety standards are met. There are risks associated with overexposure to ultraviolet light from tanning beds and booths as there are with overexposure to sunlight. Tanning facility staff will advise you about the maximum exposure time for the particular device you will use, the operation of emergency shutoff controls, the requirement for protective eyewear, and the location of personal hygiene facilities. Tanning bed surfaces and protective eyewear must be sanitized between uses.
Permits are issued annually and are valid from October 1st through September 30th.
For more information, visit the state page for the Florida Department of Health.