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You are required to submit an application for a professional establishment license from the Division of Professional Regulation for each location where you are operating a Cosmetology/Barbering shop or salon when:
If the new salon/shop is in a mobile unit, submit the Mobile Salon or Shop application in DELPROS, the online portal.
In addition to the professional license, you must obtain a business license from the Division of Revenue for each salon or shop you operate. To apply, visit www.revenue.delaware.gov or call 302-577-8778.
You may also be required to obtain a town/city business license for a shop or salon operating in its jurisdiction. For more information, contact the town or city in which your shop resides.
All applications are submitted our online system DELPROS. We no longer accept paper applications.
In order to apply for a license or submit a service request, you must first have a DELPROS user account. To LOG IN or CREATE a DELPROS (Delaware Professional Regulation Online Services) user account:
DELPROS allows you to save your incomplete application and return to it later to finish the process. You only have six (6) months to submit your application once you begin.
You may check the status of your application online throughout the entire application process by using the “View Application Status” feature in DELPROS on your e-License dashboard.
On the ATTACHMENTS page of your application, you may be instructed to:
In addition to submitting the application and fee in DELPROS, you must submit:
All persons providing professional services in the shop/salon must hold the appropriate professional license.
All shops and salons operating in Delaware must comply with the Division of Public Health’s Rules and Regulations on sanitation. See Sanitation Regulations.
After the Board’s review, you will be sent a notification by email of the Board’s decision and how to proceed. An inspection does not have to take place before the shop/salon opens.