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Bedding Industry

The bedding industry inspection program was created in the 1950's. It is a traditional public health program for the protection of the consumer. Its mission is to provide for the safe manufacture and processing of wholesale and retail bedding products, and for the germicidal treatment of used bedding products. Program staff develop, write, implement and interpret rules, issue mandated licenses, track statistical data, provide for enforcement of establishments not in compliance, train industry and consumers in bedding manufacturing practices, meet with consumer advisory committees, and provide technical assistance as necessary. On-site inspections of the establishments are performed by Consumer Health Service personnel.

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Types of Bedding Permits

Manufacturing

If your facility manufactures, sells, leases, or imports bedding products then you would be required to have a Manufacturing Permit

Germicidal

Second-hand bedding products sold in the state of Oklahoma are required to be cleaned, have stains and odors removed, and be germicidally treated before they are sold. 

If your facility renovates, repairs or germicidally treats bedding products then you would be required to have a Germicidal Permit.

NOTE: If the second-hand bedding products your facility leases or sells are treated offsite by another permitted establishment then your facility will only need a manufacturing permit.  If your facility germicidally treats the second-hand bedding products onsite, then you will need both manufacturing and germicidal permits.

A link to the requirements for an Oklahoma germicidal treatment facility can be found here.

 

How to Apply for an Initial Bedding Permit

A Bedding Permit is required for all persons, partnerships, corporations, and associations engaged in the business of manufacturing, repairing, renovating, germicidally treating, leasing, selling or offering to sell items of bedding within the state of Oklahoma.

Bedding is defined as mattresses, upholstered springs, sleeping bags, pads, comforters, pillows, cushions, and dual purpose furniture such as sofa beds, studio couches, and futons.

Permit Registration

Facility Licensed/Registered in another state:  If your facility is already registered in another state complete the Bedding Permit Application and mail it in along with two copies of the law label and the appropriate payment.

Facility not licensed/registered in another state:  If your facility is not already licensed or registered in another state you have the option of registering and receiving a URN in Oklahoma first or registering in another state and then applying for a permit in Oklahoma. 

Application Process

In order to apply for a bedding permit in Oklahoma, please complete the Bedding Permit Application and mail it in along with two copies of the law label and the appropriate payment.  Once the application and payment are received by our office, it will be reviewed to ensure it is filled out completely and accurately, and a permit will be mailed to the mailing address listed on the application.

Permit Fees  
• Initial Manufacturing Permit $5
• Renewal Manufacturing Permit $5
• Initial Germicidal Treatment Permit $25
• Renewal Germicidal Treatment Permit $5
• Initial Both Permits $30
• Renewal Both Permits $10

 

How to Renew a Bedding Permit

All Oklahoma Bedding Permits expire on June 30 of each year.  Renewal reminders are sent out approximately 60 days prior to the expiration of the permits.  If you do not receive a renewal reminder please complete the Bedding Permit Application form and select “Renewal” at the top.  Mail the application along with the appropriate payment to the address listed at the top of the application in order to renew the permit. 

Permits that are not renewed prior to July 31 will be subject to a late fee of $2.50.

How to Cancel a Bedding Permit

If your facility no longer manufacturers, repairs, renovates, germicidally treats, or sells items of bedding within the state of Oklahoma you can request your permit be cancelled.  Written notification must be given to the Oklahoma State Department of Health in order to cancel the permit.  Notifications may be sent to CHSLicensing@health.ok.gov

If the facility begins to manufacture, repair, renovate, germicidally treat, lease or sell items of bedding within the state of Oklahoma, then a new Bedding Permit Application will have to be completed and a new permit fee paid.

Order Bedding Stamps

Oklahoma Bedding adhesive stamps are to be affixed to the bedding label of each product renovated, sold and/or germicidally treated in the state of Oklahoma, and are required for facilities that sell fewer than 100 articles of bedding products per quarter in the state.  Facilities that sell 100 articles or more per quarter in the state of Oklahoma can apply for a Non-Stamp Permit and not be required to purchase bedding stamps. 

Bedding Stamps are ordered from the Oklahoma State Department of Health by completing and mailing in the Bedding Stamp Order Form.   Bedding stamps are $.05 each and can only be ordered in quantities of 100.

Exemptions

The Bedding Regulation Act shall not apply to:

  • Individuals who make, repair, renovate or germicidally treat bedding products for their own person use;
  • Individuals (not a corporation) who make, repair, renovate or sanitize quilts, comforters or pillow covers, including decorative pillows;
  • Any person who offers for sale or sells goods, wares or merchandise to the highest bidder (auctioneer at a private auction);
  • Any person who offers for sale or sells goods, wares or merchandise at a high price and then offers the same at successive lower prices until a buyer is secured; or
  • Any individual, not in the  business of selling bedding products, that sells at a private sale at the individual’s residence.

How to Make a Complaint

If you have a complaint against a facility that manufacturers, repairs, renovates, germicidally treats, or sells items of bedding, please click here.

 

 

Location and Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Consumer Health Service
PO Box 268815                  
Oklahoma City, OK 73126 

Physical Location:
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Consumer Health Service
1000 N.E. 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73117

Contact Information:
Phone: (405) 271-5243
Fax:     (405) 271-5286
Email:  CHSLicensing@health.ok.gov

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