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2105.0395 MOBILE SALONS.

Subpart 1.

Mobile salons.

A salon located in a mobile vehicle or mobile structure must be licensed as a mobile salon. Mobile salons are subject to the following provisions:


The salon must meet the requirements of this chapter, including requirements related to the facility, safety and infection control, and scope of services to be provided in salons, except as otherwise provided for in this part.


A salon license is valid for a specific vehicle or mobile structure and must not be transferred to a different vehicle or mobile structure.


All services must be provided inside the interior of the vehicle or structure.


The mobile salon must be equipped with a functioning cell phone or Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).


The mobile salon's name as shown on the license must be visibly displayed and clearly legible on at least one exterior side of the mobile salon.

Subp. 2.

Mobile salon license application.

In addition to the requirements of part 2105.0310, an applicant for a mobile salon license must provide the following information:


a description of the vehicle or mobile structure to be used as the mobile salon, including photographs of the interior and exterior;


the license plate number and vehicle identification number (VIN) of the mobile salon;


the capacity and location of each potable water tank and wastewater tank;


a permanent address at which board correspondence may be received;


the address of the physical location where the mobile salon is parked when not in service; and


the phone number of the mobile salon's cell phone or Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).

Subp. 3.

Water and wastewater requirements for mobile salons.


The mobile salon must have a self-contained, potable water supply in holding tanks with gauges indicating the levels in the tanks and reserve capabilities. The water supply tanks must be integrated and plumbed into the wastewater tanks or gray water tanks.


Only potable water hoses meeting NSF/ANSI Standard 61-2014 may be used to fill the potable water tanks. NSF/ANSI Standard 61-2104 is incorporated by reference, is not subject to frequent change, and is available through the Minitex interlibrary loan system.


The mobile salon must have a wastewater tank or gray water tank capacity 15 percent larger than the water supply holding tank.


A mobile salon must not operate when:


the available potable water supply is at ten percent or less capacity;


the available potable water supply is insufficient to comply with infection control requirements in this chapter; or


a tank for wastewater, black water, or gray water is at 90 percent or greater capacity.


A mobile salon must have a restroom in operating condition inside the mobile salon that includes an installed hand sink with potable water, soap, single-use towels, and a self-contained, recirculating, flush chemical toilet with a holding tank or properly maintained composting toilet.


Wastewater must be discharged into a sanitary sewage system or a sanitary dumping station. Dumping wastewater in a storm sewer, in any body of water, or on the ground is prohibited. When disposing of sewage and wastewater, each mobile salon shall comply with all applicable federal, state, and local environmental and sanitary regulations.


Portable shampoo containment bowls and portable pedicure tubs are acceptable. All other sinks must be installed and connected to the vehicle's potable water supply and wastewater tanks.

Subp. 4.

Electrical and power requirements for mobile salons.


If power to supply heating, air conditioning, and other equipment is supplied by a generator, the generator must be properly vented outside and all doors and windows must be closed when the generator is operating to avoid exhaust entering the mobile salon. The generator must meet applicable municipal noise ordinances.


Any combustible gas heater used by a mobile salon must be a sealed, combustible unit and must be vented outside, and all doors and windows must be closed when the heater is operating to avoid exhaust entering the mobile salon. Liquefied petroleum gas (LP-gas) systems installed in the mobile salon must comply with the current edition of the National Fire Protection Association Standard No. 58 LP-Gas Code as adopted by the State Fire Code.


All combustible gas containers must be stored outside of the mobile salon.


The mobile salon must have working alarms for carbon monoxide, smoke, and combustible gas, either as single alarms or combined alarms.


All electrical wiring in a mobile salon must comply with the State Electrical Code. Electrical equipment plugged into outlets must be UL-listed and must comply with Minnesota Statutes, section 326B.35, and local fire codes.

Subp. 5.

Safety and infection control requirements.

In addition to the safety and infection control requirements for salons in this chapter, mobile salons must comply with the following requirements:


Services must not be provided unless the mobile salon is parked with the engine off, stable, and leveled. Stabilizing jacks must be used when indicated by the manufacturer's instructions of the vehicle or mobile structure. At least two wheel chocks must be in use when the salon is operating.


Carpeting is permitted only within driving or cab areas.


All hazardous substances in the mobile salon must be stored upright in secured cabinets when the mobile salon is moving.


The mobile salon must have a ventilation system sufficient to provide fresh air in the salon.


All moving parts, including slide outs and steps, must be in good working order.

Subp. 6.

Location and times of operation.

The mobile salon must report itineraries when requested by the board.

Subp. 7.

Compliance with local government law.

The mobile salon must comply with all city, township, and county ordinances regarding wastewater disposal, commercial motor vehicles, vehicle insurance, noise, signage, parking, commerce, business, and all other local government requirements. It is the responsibility of the mobile salon owner to investigate what requirements are applicable to the mobile salon in each jurisdiction where the salon operates, and to ensure compliance with the requirements.

Subp. 8.

Penalties for violating local government law.

Mobile salons are subject to the disciplinary provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section 155A.33, when a municipality has determined that a licensed mobile salon has repeatedly violated a local government restriction regarding the time and place of operation of a mobile salon and when any local government appeal process has been completed or exhausted.

In the absence of a final determination, the board must not investigate allegations that a mobile salon has violated a local government law, but must refer allegations to the local government authority.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 14.389; 155A.26; L 2015 c 77 art 2 s 81; L 2017 1Sp4 art 2 s 64


41 SR 1087; 42 SR 589

Published Electronically:

November 22, 2017

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