(a)  Each barber shop shall be a minimum of 196 square feet measured from the inside walls of the shop, not including common areas shared with other businesses or residents.

(b)  Each chair shall be located in an area where there is no less than eight linear feet from front wall to back wall, measured through the center of the chair, with the back wall being the wall or plane to which the backstand is affixed. There shall be a minimum of five linear feet of space between each barber chair, from center to center of each chair and there shall be no less than three linear feet from the center of any chair to any side wall. There shall be an unobstructed aisle in front of each chair of no less than four feet.

(c)  Paragraphs (a) and (b) apply to barber shops permitted on or after December 1, 1994 or that undergo modification or structural renovations on or after that date.

(d)  Barber shops permitted prior to February 1, 1976, shall be a minimum of 12 feet in width and 14 feet in length.

(e)  Barber shops permitted between February 1, 1976 and November 30, 1994 shall be a minimum of 14 feet in width and 14 feet in length.

(f)  Barber shops permitted within the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice prior to July 1, 2010 are exempt from the requirements of this Rule.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 86A-15;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. February 8, 1978;

Amended Eff. September 1, 2009; June 1, 2008; December 1, 1994; May 1, 1989;

Readopted Eff. July 1, 2016;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2017.