Issue Date:
Revised Date: 2017-12-01

Legal Cites

Object Type

Cash — Business Regulation

Origin Date

1929 by the 41st Leg.


Each person, school or shop, before practicing barbering must be licensed at rates set by department for:

  1. Examination Fee  
  2. Examination Fee for 5 year reinstatement  
  3. Renewal Fee, barbers, barber technicians, teacher, wig instructor, wig specialist, manicurist, other licensed specialist  
  4. Renewal while in the Armed Forces  
  5. Barber School Instructor License Fee
  6. Instructor License, original and renewal 
  7. Barber Technician Administration Fee 
  8. Barber Technician License Fee  
  9. Barber School Permit Fee  
  10. Barber School Permit Renewal Fee  
  11. Temporary Barber Shop Permit Fee 
  12. Renewal of Barber Shop Permit  
  13. Barber Shop, Specialty Shop, Barber School expired permit more than 30 days - delinquency fee 
  14. Duplicate Registrant Certificate 
  15. Manicurist Administration Fee
  16. Specialty Shop Permit or Renewal Fee  
  17. Wig Specialty Shop Renewal Fee  
  18. Manicurist Specialty License  
  19. Wig Specialist License 
  20. Wig Specialist Administration Fee  
  21. Wig Instructor Administration Fee  
  22. (Wig Salon License  
  23. Wig School Permit  
  24. Reciprocal certificate, at fee prescribed. 
  25. Certificate of Registration   
  26. Nonrefundable enrollment application fee  
  27. Hair Weaving Specialty Certificate   
  28. Dual barber and beauty shop license 
  29. Mobile shop fees  
  30. Inactive, temporary and emergency license fees
  31. Application fee for license or certificate issued to an applicant who holds a license issued by another jurisdiction for barber, barber technician and hair weaving specialist.
  32. Mini-barbershop license fees

Includes civil penalties from $25 to $5,000 per day (collected under Revenue Object 3717).

If on January 1 of any year, the amount in the barber school tuition protection account is less than $25,000, the board shall collect a fee from each school by applying a percentage to the schools renewal fee at a rate to bring the account balance to $25,000.

Due Date

Certificates renewal November 1 of odd numbered years. Shop license renewal July 1, odd numbered years. School license renewal September 1 annually.


Amended by S.B. 288, 68th Leg., R.S.

(13), (16), (17), (20), (26), Amended by H.B. 460, 71st Leg., R.S.

(2), (3), (5), (6), (11), (12) Amended by H.B. 11, 72nd Leg., 1st C.S.

Previously deposited to the Barber Examiners Fund Account (0040), abolished 8-31-95 per § 403.094, Government Code.

Amended by S.B. 846, 76th Leg., R.S.

Codified by H.B. 3155, 76th Leg., R.S.

S.B. 660, 77th Leg., R.S. added additional fees charged to schools to maintain a balance of $25,000 in the Barber School Tuition Protection account.

Duties transferred from the State Board of Barber Examiners (502) to Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation by S.B. 411, 79th Leg., R.S.

Amended and (27) - (39) added by H.B. 2106, 80th Leg., R.S.

(30) Added by H.B. 2310, 81st Leg., R.S.

Amended by S.B. 1170, 82nd Leg., R.S.

(31) Added by H.B. 619, 83rd Leg., R.S.

(32) Added by H.B. 2095, 83rd Leg., R.S.

Hair braiding certificate removed by H.B. 2717, 84th Leg., R.S.

Inspection fees repealed by H.B. 2739, 85th Leg., R.S.

Shampoo apprentice permit repealed by S.B. 1503 and S.B. 2065, 85th Leg., R.S.

USAS Values

Appropriation Year 18
Receipt Category 03 – Business Regulation
Receipt Type 10 – Business/Professional Fees
Object Group 30 – Revenues
USAS Status A