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Massage Permits

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Thank you for considering a massage business in the City of Simi Valley. This page will provide you with the necessary application forms and information to begin that process.

The rules and regulations for all aspects of Massage (SVMC Chapter 5-15) were last updated March 5, 2018, and can be found here in Ordinance No. 1287.


Effective April 6, 2018, all new Massage Establishments must be located a minimum of 500 feet away from any other existing or proposed Massage Establishment measured from the outside of each building.  See Ordinance No. 1287 for more information.


Massage practitioner business owners and professionals working as employees (W-2 style traditional employees only) receiving a pay stub and working directly for an existing licensed Massage Establishment of Off-Premises Massage Business may register with the City of Simi Valley at any time, but must do so within 10 days of hire. Please complete the below registration form, bring supporting materials [W-4 form, letter of hire, CAMTC card, ID Card, and 2” photos] to the Customer Services counter at City Hall. No permit or other materials are required.

Massage Therapist Registration Information
Massage Therapist Registration Form


All business owners are required to notify the City of new employees/independent contractors within 10 days of hire or separation. The following form should be completed and submitted to the Customer Services Department as an update to your application/permit.

Massage Business Employee List


New Massage Establishments or new owners of existing Massage Establishments must submit massage a Massage Owner Application package for review and approval. This review can take as much as 60-days. Owners who are not California Massage Therapy Council licensed professionals will require a background review and LiveScan as a part of the packet. Please complete all necessary information and return the package and fees to the Customer Services counter for processing. You will be notified by mail upon approval of the application. New owner/applicants may not take over the operation of the facility until approved by the City.

Massage Business Permit Owner Application Packet
Business Tax Certificate
Massage Business Permit Application
Massage Disclosure and Acknowledgement
Massage Property Owner Acknowledgement
Massage Business Employee List
Massage Live Scan Locations
Massage Sample LiveScan Submission Form
Massage Permit Background Check Instructions
Massage Certified Background Firms
Massage Background Check Submittal Form
Massage Establishment Sample Floor Plan
Massage Establishment Inspection Form

All Applications for Massage Establishments and Off-premises Massage Business Permits must be submitted in person, and are accepted by appointment only.  Applications must be complete.  No partial applications will be accepted.  Please contact Commander Thompson at (805) 583-6919 to schedule an appointment. 


An Off-premises Massage Business Permit is required for any commercial or home-based office providing off-premises (out-call) massage services, including sole practitioners/independent contractors. Independent Massage Professionals are business owners. Please review and complete the Massage Business Permit Owner Application Packet and applicable portions of the Application listed above for Massage Establishments.


All Massage Permits and Practitioner I.D. cards are good for two years from the date of issuance. Renewal is required 60-days prior to expiration. Please review the current regulations, review and complete the applicable forms below, and submit them in-person to the Customer Services Counter at City Hall.

All Renewal Applications must be submitted in person by the applicant at the City Hall Customer Services Department.  You may call ahead to set an appointment at (805) 583-6736.


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