20 CSR 2267-1.030 - Tattoo, Body Piercing, and Branding Establishment-Change of Name, Owner/Operator, or Location

PURPOSE: This amendment changes the requirements relating to notifying the division of a change of name, owner/operator, or location. This amendment also outlines the requirements for deleting or adding a co-owner.

PURPOSE: This rule outlines the requirements and procedures for notifying the division of a change of name, owner/operator or location of a tattoo, body piercing, or branding establishment.

(1) Change of Establishment Name.
(A) The establishment operator shall notify the division of the proposed name change at least fifteen (15) days prior to changing the business name and before revising any printed or electronic materials or advertisements.
(B) A duplicate license fee shall be submitted to the division along with written notification of the change of name at least fifteen (15) days prior to the effective date of the proposed change.
(C) The license reflecting the name change shall replace the original license and be displayed in a conspicuous place on the premises of the tattoo, body piercing, and/or branding establishment.
(2) Change of Establishment Location.
(A) The establishment operator shall submit a new notarized application and the required application fee to the division upon changing the location of the operator's business. Upon inspection of the new premises and approval by the division, a new license will be issued by the division for the new establishment. The establishment license for the old location shall be void at the time the operator's business is moved to the new location, and shall be returned to the division immediately.
(3) Change of Owner/Operator.
(A) The owner/operator of a tattoo, body piercing, and/or branding establishment shall promptly notify the division of his or her intention to cease operations and shall supply the division with the name and mailing address of the new owner/operator, if any. An establishment license is not transferable. A new owner/operator shall submit a notarized application and fee as required in 20 CSR 2267-2.010 and 20 CSR 2267-2.020 and obtain a new license before operating the establishment.
(B) Adding co-owner. The co-owners shall submit a notarized application to the division and obtain a new license. No additional fee is required.
(C) Deleting co-owner. If a co-owner(s) ceases ownership of an establishment, the establishment's remaining owner(s) shall notify the division of this change in writing. The written notice shall serve as documentation of the change, and a new application shall not be required.


20 CSR 2267-1.030
AUTHORITY: section 324.522, RSMo Supp. 2007.* This rule originally filed as 4 CSR 267-1.030. Original rule filed Aug. 15, 2002, effective Feb. 28, 2003. Moved to 20 CSR 2267-1.030, effective Aug. 28, 2006. Amended: Filed June 16, 2008, effective Dec. 30, 2008. Amended by Missouri Register February 3, 2020/Volume 45, Number 3, effective 3/31/2020

*Original authority: 324.522, RSMo 1998, amended 1999, 2001, 2007.

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