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Apply for a Mobile Establishment License

A mobile establishment is a self-contained, self-supporting, enclosed mobile unit in which barbering or cosmetology is practiced.

Application and Fee

To apply for a license, submit a completed license application form (PDF) along with the non-refundable fee of $78.

You must provide detailed information of all business owners on the application form as well as information about how your business ownership is structured (e.g., sole proprietorship, corporation, etc.).

Mobile establishment licenses are valid for two years from the date of issue.

All requirements must be met within one year of the date the application is received, or the application will be deemed void.

Physical Location

Permanent Address

A mobile establishment must maintain a permanent physical address from which the mobile establishment unit is dispatched and to which the mobile establishment unit is returned when not in use.

The mobile establishment must notify the department of any change in mailing address within 10 calendar days of the change.

Mobile Establishment Location

The mobile establishment must be made available to the department by one of the following methods:

Penalties may be incurred if the mobile establishment is not in the location where the itinerary indicates.

Required Equipment

Mobile establishments are subject to the same equipment requirements as regular establishments that provide the same services.

Please see the required equipment for establishments page for a complete list of requirements by establishment type.

Safety Requirements

In addition to the general health and safety requirements applicable to regular establishments, mobile establishments must ensure that the following precautions have been taken to protect public safety and avoid injury:

Records On Site

Records of the following must be kept within the mobile establishment unit at all times and made available for inspection by department personnel upon request:

Records of appointments and itineraries must be kept for a period of at least one year from the date they were created.


Mobile establishment owners are responsible for ensuring that the mobile establishment meets the requirements in the law and administrative rules.

For a complete list of criteria that will be inspected, please see the inspections guide webpage.

Frequently Asked Questions

For additional questions about operating a mobile establishment, please see the mobile establishments FAQs page, or contact us for help with specific questions.