Investigators Focus on Miami Barber Shops to Ensure Compliance
July 29, 2008
MIAMI—Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation investigators conducted a compliance check on barber shops in Miami on Friday, July 25, to protect the public from shops that were not in compliance with state and local regulations. Department investigators, along with the City of Miami Police Department and Code Compliance officers, visited 10 barber shops and issued a total of two citations at two different locations for sanitary violations and for operating without a license, respectively. Sanitary violations can include excessive human hair or dirt on the floor and failure to clean tools properly in approved bacterial, virucidal and fungicidal disinfectant.
“Proactive measures like this sweep are an essential part of our efforts to catch and discipline unlicensed individuals,” Interim Secretary Chuck Drago said. “I would like to thank our partners, the Miami Police Department and Miami Code Compliance, for their assistance.”
Miami Police Department officers arrested Josue Romero, owner of La Esquina Barber Shop, for operating the barber shop without a state license or a Miami-Dade County occupational license.
The citation for operating a salon without a license was $500, and the citation for health and safety issues was $200. In Florida, both barbers and barber shops must be licensed by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s mission is to license efficiently and regulate fairly. The Department licenses more than one million businesses and professionals ranging from real estate agents, veterinarians, and accountants to contractors and cosmetologists. For more information, please visit www.MyFloridaLicense.com.