Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - South Dakota Cosmetology Commission


Inspectors and Inspections

The inspectors work only part-time in their respective areas. To contact an inspector, please call 605.773.6193.


Northeastern/Central and Sioux Falls Areas Karen Dossett
Southeastern and Sioux Falls Areas Mary Rasmussen
Western Area Georgia Linn



All licensed salons, booths and schools are inspected annually for safety and sanitation. The inspections are unannounced and occur at different times throughout the year. A facility that passes inspection receives a Certificate of Passed Annual Inspection card, which is posted by the licensee. A facility that fails inspection is allowed a short time to correct the violations. If, on re-inspection, the facility passes, a certificate is provided. If the facility fails the re-inspection, the case will be brought before the Commission's Investigating Committee.

Use this Self-inspection Checklist (in Adobe .pdf format*) often to be sure you are ready when the inspector comes by.

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Marcia Hultman, Secretary
123 W. Missouri Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501-4505
Tel. 605.773.3101
Fax. 605.773.6184