Massage Business Guidelines

Massage Business Steps

Massage Business Guidelines

On April 5, 2016, the El Monte City Council approved Ordinance No. 2878, which established new regulations for massage businesses. Per the guidelines, massage businesses are only allowed on properties zoned C-3 (General Commercial) and C-4 (Heavy Commercial).  These changes became effective on May 5, 2016 and impact existing and new massage businesses. Please see below for additional information.


Steps Requirements Fees
1. Planning Division Conditional Use Permit Entitlement Application - $2,615.90
Environmental Compliance Fee - $1,462.23
Environmental County Deposit - $75.00
2. Police Department Massage Therapist Permit

Initial - $350.00
Annual Renewal - $300.00
Renewal Penalty - $50.00
3. Planning & Building Division Business Occupancy Permit Initial - $311.91
4. Business License Division Establishment Certificate and License Initial - $85.00
Annual Renewal - $85.00
+ Based on gross receipts