New permitting and inspection fees are on the way for body art establishments in Stephens County.
On Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously approved a series of permitting and inspection fees for body art establishments and operators in the county.
The Stephens County Board of Health requested the new fees.
Stephens County Commission Chairman Stanley London, who also serves on the Board of Health, said three current body art establishments will be affected, as will any new facilities.
“All three of these facilities that are currently established have been a part of the public hearings,” said London. “They are in favor of the regulations. Basically, Stephens County has never had a set of regulations concerning this type establishment and the permit fees are pretty much in line with normal practice across the state and in surrounding counties.”
According to the fee schedule approved by the commission on Tuesday and read by Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers, fees would be set for both establishments and operators.
Those fees are as follows:
Establishment Permit — $200
Annual — $100 annual
Operators’ Permit — $50
Annual Operators’ Permit — $50
Plan Review — $100
Re-inspection — $100
London did say that the Board of Health has agreed to waive the plan review fee for the three current establishments in the county.