Massage Parlor and Massage Technicians

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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.

Massage Technician Business License Application

Approved Live Scan Locations


WHMC 5.72.050 regulates the operations of massage parlors and technicians.