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Pools, Tattoos and Institutions

Pools, Tattoos and Institutions

Swimming Pools

Swimming pools can be the source of many diseases and injuries, such as Giardia, Cryptosporidia and E. coli as well as slips, falls and accidental entrapment. Please remember that NO Public Swimming Pool shall operate unless the owner or operator has an Operation Permit issued yearly by this department. Plans and specification for Public Swimming Pools shall be prepared by a registered design professional, and shall be approved by Environmental Health prior to construction. Public Swimming Pools shall be constructed by swimming pool contractors licensed by the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors.

Tattoos and Permanent Makeup

Union County enforces 15A NCAC 18A.3200 which regulates tattoo and permanent makeup facilities. Our goal is to ensure that anyone receiving tattoo or permanent makeup services, does so in a safe and sanitary environment.

To obtain a tattooing permit, a person must return a completed Tattoo Application to Union County Environmental Health Department. Upon receipt of the application, the Department shall inspect the premises, instruments, utensils, equipment and procedures of the applicant to determine whether the applicant meets the requirements for a tattooing permit. If the applicant meets these requirements, the Department shall issue a permit to the applicant. A permit is valid for one year and must be renewed annually by applying to Union County Environment Health Department for a permit renewal.

Rules and Applications

Institutions

Union County Environmental health enforces 15A NCAC 18A.1300 which regulates establishments such as nursing homes, hospitals, and assisted living facilities.

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Contact information

Ellen Reynolds
Environmental Health Supervisor

Email: ellenreynolds@unioncountync.gov
Phone: 704-283-3826

Environmental Health Concerns in the Community

If you have a concern about an Environmental Health issue, please use the following link to request a follow-up.

Complaint Form

About Public Swimming Pools, Tattoos and institutions

Environmental Health is mandated by the State to provide for the public’s health of Union County. The Food, Lodging and Institutions Program regulates establishments such as restaurants, convenience stores, motels, nursing homes, residential cares, mobile food service operations, school and institutional cafeterias, temporary food events, festivals, public swimming pools, the jail, and hospital.

Union County enforces 15A NCAC 18A.3200 which regulates tattoo and permanent makeup facilities. Our goal is to ensure that anyone receiving tattoo or permanent makeup services, does so in a safe and sanitary environment.