Any operation or establishment where one or more ultraviolet (UV) radiation devices (tanning machines) are used, offered or made available for use, and for which a fee is charged either directly or indirectly, must have a permit issued by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH).
This includes, but is not limited to: tanning parlors and salons, hair and nail salons, gymnasia and health establishments, apartment houses, condominiums, country clubs, or hotels.
This permit is not required for facilities where UV radiation devices are used by a qualified health professional to treat medical conditions.
Please Note: A direct fee is paid specifically for the use of a UV device. An indirect fee would include fees paid to hotels, condominiums, private clubs, or apartment buildings, where tanning machines are provided for members, guests or residents.