Issue Date:
Revised Date: 2017-09-01

Legal Cites

Object Type

Cash — Business Regulation

Origin Date

1935 by the 44th Leg.


Each person, school or shop before practicing cosmetology must be licensed at rates reasonable and necessary to administer, as set by the department for:

License Fees:

  1. Operator
  2. Manicurist/Esthetician Specialty License
  3. Instructor
  4. Beauty Shop
  5. Specialty Shop
  6. Private Beauty School
  7. Temporary Work Permit for Student
  8. Facialist Specialty License
  9. Temporary (60 day)
  10. Reciprocal
  11. Eyelash Extension
  12. Specialty Certificate
  13. Student Permits
  14. Duplicate License or Certificate
  15. Transcript
  16. Specialty Instructors
  17. Inactive, Temporary and Emergency License
  18. Application fee for license issued to an applicant who holds a license issued by another state.
  19. Mini-salons

Renewal Fees - All licenses and certificates renewable biennially for a fee set by department, except private beauty school license renewable annually. Renewal of license expired less than five years - pay renewal fee for each year of expiration and delinquent fee set by department. Renewal of license expired more than five years - payment of reinstatement fee set by the department and reapplication for license.

Beginning 1-1-92, additional fee based on a percentage of each school's renewal fee due with the annual renewal fee. Additional fee collected for three years and deposited to GR Account - Private Beauty School Tuition Protection (No. 0108). On 1-1-95 or any subsequent year, fee may be collected dependent on the balance in the account, in order to maintain a $200,000 balance in account.

The department may impose an administrative penalty against a person licensed or regulated in an amount up to $5,000 per violation (collected under Revenue Object 3770).

Due Date

Renewable every two years except beauty school, which is annual.


Amended by S.B. 288, 68th Leg., R.S.

Amended by S.B. 127, 69th Leg., R.S.

(1) H.B. 11, 72nd Leg., 1st C.S.

S.B. 3787, 72nd Leg., R.S. added additional fees charged to schools to maintain a balance of $200,000 in the Private Beauty Culture School Tuition Protection account.

(8) Added by S.B. 1094, 73rd Leg., R.S.

(8) amended by S.B. 1131, 75th Leg., R.S.

H.B. 1214, 77th Leg., R.S. increased administrative penalty from $1,000 to $5,000.

Shampoo apprentice permit added by H.B. 653, 78th Leg., R.S.

Amended by H.B. 3149, 79th Leg., R.S.

Duties transferred from Cosmetology Commission, Agency 505 to Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation by S.B. 411, 79th Leg., R.S.

Amended by H.B. 2106, 80th Leg., R.S.

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

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

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

(19) H.B. 2095, 83rd Leg., R.S. added license and inspection fees for mini-salons.

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