Public Health

The mission of the Butte County Public Health Department (BCPHD) is to protect the public through promoting individual, community, and environmental health. This is achieved by providing a wide range of services in more than 50 programs including: women and children’s health, communicable and infectious diseases, planning for and responding to disasters, healthy and safe animals, and protecting natural resources while improving the environment.

Public Health Body Art Program

Butte County Environmental Health’s (BCEH) Safe Body Art Program is responsible for enforcing the California Safe Body Art Act in order to protect both body art practitioners and clients from the transmission of infectious diseases. Facilities that perform body art such as tattooing, permanent cosmetics, body piercing, and branding are permitted and inspected by Environmental Health Specialists. In addition to permitting body art facilities, BCEH also registers all body art practitioners. BCEH has approximately 70 body art practitioners and 20 body art facilities.

Facility Information

Registration Instructions
Facility Permit Application
Body Art Fees
Inspection Form
List of Permitted Safe Body Art Facilities

Facility Plan Check Information

Body Art Facility Plan Check Resource Guide
Body Art Facility Plan Check Application

Practitioner Information

Registration Instructions
Practitioner Registration Application
Hepatitis B Declination Form

Safe Body Art

Safe Body Art Act
Safe Body Art Guidelines
Body Art Facility Infection Prevention and Control Plan Guideline

Bloodborne Pathogen Training:

Biologix Solutions
Safe Tattoos
Safe Piercing
Cathy Montie
The Body Art Training Group
Blood Borne Pathogen Prevention Training Institute of America

Forms  E-TRAKIT  Food Inspection Reports

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Butte County Environmental Health
Phone: 530.538.7281
Fax: 530.538.5339

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Butte County Environmental Health
202 Mira Loma Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

Office Hours
Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Except Holidays

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Public Health Department

202 Mira Loma Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

Report a Health Emergency
24-Hour Line: 530.538.7581

Cathy A. Ravesky, Director
Mark A. Lundberg, M.D., M.P.H., Health Officer
Public Health Leadership Team