Tanning businesses

We explain requirements for tanning businesses in Minneapolis.


Tanning businesses provide rooms or booths that have ultraviolet or similar lamps. The lamps are intended for the radiation of any part of the body for cosmetic or non-medical purposes. 

Business license

In Minneapolis, tanning businesses must be licensed. Before operating a tanning business, the owner or operator must apply for a business license.

Sun Tanning Facility


Report complaints to Minneapolis 311. Compaints such as:

  • Concerns of unsanitary appearance
  • Other conditions which may be a substantial hazard to public health


Tanning businesses are inspected yearly.

Read Minneapolis Ordinance Chapter 232: Suntanning Facilities

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