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The Otero County Clerk's office will be temporarily moving on February 16, 2018 to 207 Colorado Ave, La Junta, CO 81050 while the Room #210 in the Courthouse is being remodeled and being brought up to date.

The Clerk's office will be CLOSED for business on Friday, February 16, 2018 and Monday, February 19, 2018 is President's Day and therefore will be closed that day also.  We will be REOPENED for business at the new location of 207 Colorado Ave. on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

Body Art,

  • Tattoo and Piercing (Body Art)

    Body Art means the practice of physical body adornment by - establishments or artists utilizing, but not limited to, the techniques of body piercing, tattooing, branding, sculpting, and scarification. This definition does not include practices conducted under the supervision of a physician licensed to practice medicine under Colorado law nor piercing of the outer perimeter or lobe of the ear by means of sterilized stud-and-clasp ear piercing systems.

    The Otero County Health Department conducts routine inspections of body art facilities in Otero and Crowley Counties to ensure the safe and sanitary practice of body art, the safe and sanitary physical environment where body art is performed, and the safe and sanitary conditions of equipment utilized in body art procedures. Facilities must comply with the Code of Colorado Regulations that governs the practice of body art (6 CCR 1010-22). 

    Click here to read the Colorado Regulations for body art facilities. 

    Body Art Application Form

    Body Art Plan Review Form

    A completed Body Art Application Form must be received by the Department, and the body art establishment must meet the minimum requirements for body art establishments and for body artists per 6 CCR 1010-22 before a pre-opening inspection will be conducted. 

    For more information or to schedule a pre-opening inspection of your body art facility, contact 719-383-3040. 

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