The mission of the Inspection Program is to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the consuming public is protected by inspecting every licensed barber, cosmetology and veterinary establishment. To ensure the sanitation and safety requirements for these establishments are adhered to; that those practicing these professions are duly licensed; and to actively seek out unlicensed activity relating to these professions. We accomplish this through a regulated inspection process by performing the statutorily mandated and complaint-driven inspections of establishments licensed by the Board of Cosmetology, Barbers’ Board, and the Board of Veterinary Medicine. The Inspection Program operates pursuant to Rules 61G3-10.015, 61G5-20.003, and 61G18-15.005, Florida Administrative Code.
Licensee Bill of Rights
AS A LICENSEE WITH DBPR, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO:
- Know the reason for your inspection
- Have knowledgeable, helpful, objective and courteous inspectors
- Have professional inspectors who use safe and minimally disruptive practices in completing your inspection
- Receive a copy of the completed inspection
- Question the findings of your inspection
- Ask for an explanation of the disciplinary process
- Be efficiently and fairly treated in all dealings with DBPR
We will diligently work to make Florida and DBPR great places to conduct business every day. In keeping with this purpose, we will treat our licensees as valued customers and partners, invest in our employees, and uphold laws that protect the public and enhance Florida’s competitiveness.
If you have any concerns about your inspection, it is your right to speak directly to a regional manager to address your questions and to receive a timely response. It is illegal to offer or accept gifts or bribes. All incidents may be subject to prosecution.
ADDRESS REMOVED FROM PERSONAL LICENSES
As a matter of personal safety, the boards removed addresses from all cosmetology and barber personal licenses. Please remember that the requirement for the licenses to be laminated and posted at work stations is still in effect.