County services suspended

Effective March 17 to April 10 at 5 p.m.

Hennepin County is closing all public-facing services at all 41 libraries, human service centers, and licensing service centers.

Staff will explore solutions for serving residents without person-to-person contact.

Stay informed at the county's COVID-19 page.

Body art licensing

Hennepin County provides sanitation and safety standards for the regulation of body art establishments, and conducts plan review and licensing of the facility that provides tattoos, body piercings and/or permanent makeup operations. Prevention of injury and disease is the goal of inspections and consultation with licensed artists at these facilities.

Operators may be subject to complaint investigations and enforcement, to ensure compliance with county ordinance.

Operators also must have a state-issued license to perform tattooing, piercing or permanent cosmetic tattooing.

Learn about Minnesota Health Department body art regulations.

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City-county inspection jurisdiction

Cities where Hennepin County is responsible for regulating body art establishments

  • Brooklyn Center
  • Champlin
  • Chanhassen (Hennepin County part only)
  • Corcoran
  • Crystal
  • Dayton
  • Deephaven
  • Eden Prairie
  • Excelsior
  • Golden Valley
  • Greenfield
  • Greenwood
  • Hanover
  • Hassan
  • Hopkins
  • Independence
  • Long Lake
  • Loretto
  • Maple Grove
  • Maple Plain
  • Medicine Lake
  • Medina
  • Metro Airport
  • Minnetonka Beach
  • Minnetrista
  • Mound
  • Orono
  • Osseo
  • Plymouth
  • Robbinsdale
  • Rockford (Hennepin County part only)
  • Rogers
  • St. Anthony
  • St. Bonifacious
  • St. Louis Park
  • Shorewood
  • Spring Park
  • Tonka Bay
  • Wayzata
  • Woodland

Cities with their own inspections departments

  • Bloomington, 952-563-8934
  • Brooklyn Park, 763-424-8000
  • Edina, 952-927-8661
  • Minneapolis, 612-673-2170
  • Minnetonka, 952-939-8200
  • New Hope, 763-531-5100
  • Richfield, 612-861-9700
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