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Radiological Health - Indoor Tanning

Potential Fines for Violating S.C. Indoor Tanning Regulations

If your salon violates the state’s indoor tanning regulation, you could face monetary fines and/ or civil penalties based upon the severity of the public health risk created by the violation.

Monetary and Civil Penalties

Violation 1st Offense 2nd Offense 3rd Offense
Failure to register and/or pay any fee $500.00 $1,000.00 $5,000.00
Ultraviolet radiation burn requiring medical attention and/or equipment-related injuries $1,000.00 $2,000.00 $4,000.00
Unsanitary conditions of tanning or tanning-related equipment that could result in the transmission of communicable diseases $1,000.00 $2,000.00 $4,000.00
Failure to provide and/or ensure use of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved equipment and eyewear:  $500.00 $1,000.00 $1,500.00
Use of medical lamps and/or noncompliant lamps or filters $1,000.00 $2,000.00 $3,000.00
Failure to operate a facility in a manner so as not to cause a potential overexposure to nonionizing radiation or potential transmission of a communicable disease or injury:  $500.00 $1,000.00 $5,000.00

Avoid fines! Use our Indoor Tanning Investigation/Inspection Checklist to help ensure your tanning facility and equipment meet state requirements.


For additional information, contact DHEC's Bureau of Radiological Health at (803) 545-4400.