environmental health services

Tanning Facilities

The Seneca County Department of Health enforces laws and regulations which protect the health and safety of community members.


A “tanning facility” is defined as an adequate means sufficient to accomplish the purpose for which something is intended, and to such a degree that no reasonable risk to health or safety is presented. An item installed, maintained, designed and assembled, an activity conducted, or act performed, in accordance with generally accepted standards, principles or practices applicable to a particular trade, business, occupation or profession, is adequate within the meaning of the regulation Subpart (Part 72, Subpart 72-1 Tanning Facilities) .

Effective August 15, 2012, New York State Public Health Law Article 35-A prohibits the use of indoor tanning facilities by children less than 17 years of age, and requires individuals 17-18 years of age to obtain parental consent.