Massage parlors and massage technicians are each required to have a regulatory license. Massage parlors must have a valid West Hollywood license prior to operating. Massage technicians have the choice of obtaining the West Hollywood license, or obtaining the statewide license issued by the CA Massage Therapy Council.
A valid business license must be obtained prior to operating in West Hollywood. Massage parlors must obtain the reuisite approvals from Planning before a business license can be issued.
Massage technicians that opt to apply for a West Hollywood Massage Technician Business License must submit to fingerprinting and a background check before a business license can be issued.
WHMC 5.72.050 regulates the operations of massage parlors and technicians.