Permit and Licensing

Tattoos & Body Art

The Taylor County Health Department is an Agent to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). As an agent to DATCP, we manage the licensing and inspection program of all retail food, lodging and recreation facilities in Taylor County. Additional information for each type of facility can be found below. If you are starting a new business or adding a service to your current business (example selling food), it is required to call the Taylor County Health Department at 715-748-1410 to schedule a pre-inspection. Pre-inspections will assist you in preparing your establishment for licensing.

If you have questions about licensing requirements, please call the Taylor County Health Department before submitting the forms and payment. We can be reached at (715) 748-1410.

To apply for a new license:

  1. Download the relevant forms i.e. application, plan review (see links below)
  2. Fill them out completely.
  3. Send forms via:
    1. Mail – Taylor County Health Department, 224 S 2nd Street, Medford, WI 54451
    2. Email –
  4. Complete the payment you can mail a check or pay online [ Here ]
  5. Call 715-748-1410 to schedule a pre-inspection.

Body Art Establishment is any premises where a tattooist applies a tattoo to another person, or premises where a body piercer performs body piercing, or both.