Chapter 6.07
MASSAGE PARLORS

Sections:

6.07.001    General provisions.

6.07.010    Exemptions.

6.07.020    License required.

6.07.030    License fees.

6.07.050    Health authority approval.

6.07.060    Investigation required.

6.07.065    Fingerprinting requirements.

6.07.066    Photographs required.

6.07.080    Liquor, controlled substances - Prohibited.

6.07.090    Hours.

6.07.100    List of services - Required - Records to be kept.

6.07.110    Prohibited activity.

6.07.120    Employees.

6.07.130    Unlawful to employ unlicensed person.

6.07.140    Unlawful to admit certain persons.

6.07.001 General provisions.

Unless specified otherwise in this chapter, the general provisions contained in chapter 6.01 SCC shall apply to this license.

(Ord 82-109 § 2, adopted November 11, 1982).

6.07.010 Exemptions.

The provisions in this chapter do not apply to:

(1) Persons giving massage treatments or baths in a private residence or a private social or athletic club not open to the public generally.

(2) Athletic coaches or trainers affiliated with public or private educational institutions or athletic organizations.

(3) Students enrolled in schools of massage performing such practices of massage as are incidental to their course of study.

(4) Any massage treatments given in any hospital, duly licensed nursing or convalescent home, or by physical therapists duly licensed, who treat patients only upon written prescription of a licensed doctor of medicine, or by any other person licensed by the state of Washington to treat the sick, injured, or infirm, or by any nurse under the direction of a person so licensed.

(5) Licensed beauty operators and barbers who perform only such acts of massage as are customarily given in beauty salons and barbershops for purposes of beautification only.

(6) Licensed massage therapists as defined in SCC 6.01.010(40).

(Ord. 82-109 § 2, adopted November 11, 1982; Amended Ord. 86-099, § 48, November 12, 1986).

6.07.020 License required.

It shall be unlawful to conduct, operate, or maintain a massage parlor without a license as provided in this chapter.

(Ord. 82-109 § 2, adopted November 11, 1982; Amended Ord. 86-099, § 49, November 12, 1986).

6.07.030 License fees.

The fees for this license are established by and are contained in SCC 6.01.050(2).

(Ord. 82-109 § 2, adopted November 11, 1982; Amended Ord. 86-099, § 50, November 12, 1986).

6.07.050 Health authority approval.

No license or renewal of license to conduct a massage parlor shall be issued or renewed without first having had such inspection and approval as shall be required by the county health authority having jurisdiction over the matter.

(Ord. 82-109 § 2, adopted November 11, 1982; Amended Ord. 86-099, § 51, November 12, 1986).

6.07.060 Investigation required.

Applicants seeking a license under this chapter shall be investigated according to the provisions outlined in SCC 6.01.047 of the general provisions.

(Ord. 82-109 § 2, adopted November 11, 1982).

6.07.065 Fingerprinting requirements.

Applicants seeking a license under this chapter shall be fingerprinted by the sheriff as specified in SCC 6.01.046(1).

(Ord. 82-109 § 2, adopted November 11, 1982).

6.07.066 Photographs required.

Applicants seeking a license as prescribed by this chapter shall submit photographs as specified in SCC 6.01.046(2).

(Ord. 82-109 § 2, adopted November 11, 1982).

6.07.080 Liquor, controlled substances - Prohibited.

(1) Liquor, as that term is defined by the Washington state alcoholic beverage control act, shall not be distributed or consumed on any premises under regulation of this chapter, unless the premises are licensed to serve the same by the Washington state liquor control board.

(2) Controlled substances, as defined by the Washington state uniform controlled substances act, shall not be distributed or consumed on any premises under regulation of this chapter.

(Ord. 82-109 § 2, adopted November 11, 1982).

6.07.090 Hours.

All massage businesses shall be closed, and all service performed therein discontinued between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.

(Ord. 82-109 § 2, adopted November 11, 1982).

6.07.100 List of services - Required - Records to be kept.

A list of all services offered with a brief description of what the service entails, along with the cost for such services, must be posted in a prominent place. All business transactions with customers must be conducted in accordance with the posted list of services. Daily records must be kept of the number of customers, the time of the service, and the amount of money paid by these customers for services, including gratuities. Such records shall be maintained at the premises for at least three years, and shall be open to inspection by the director, sheriff, or county health authority during business hours.

(Ord. 82-109 § 2, adopted November 11, 1982; Amended Ord. 86-099, § 52, November 12, 1986).

6.07.110 Prohibited activity.

It shall be unlawful for any owner, proprietor, manager, employee, or agent of any facility to intentionally touch or manipulate the genitals of a customer in any manner, and such activity shall be grounds for revocation of the business license, as well as the employee license, whether the owner knew of, or encouraged the act, or whether the customer requested or acquiesced in the act.

(Ord. 82-109 § 2, adopted November 11, 1982).

6.07.120 Employees.

It shall be unlawful for any owner, proprietor, manager, or person in charge of any facility regulated by this chapter to employ in such establishment any person under the age of 18 years of age.

(Ord. 82-109 § 2, adopted November 11, 1982).

6.07.130 Unlawful to employ unlicensed person.

It shall be unlawful for any owner, proprietor, manager, or person in charge of any facility regulated by this chapter, to employ in such establishment, any person who does not have a valid employee license issued pursuant to this chapter.

(Ord. 82-109 § 2, adopted November 11, 1982).

6.07.140 Unlawful to admit certain persons.

It shall be unlawful for any owner, proprietor, manager, or person in charge of any facility regulated by this chapter or any employee or agent of such establishment to admit anyone under the age of 18 years of age and permit them to remain in or about such premises, unless such person under the age of 18 years is accompanied by his or her parent or legal guardian, or to knowingly harbor, admit, receive or permit to be or remain in or about such premises, any person under the influences of any controlled substance, or any person who, by his conduct on such premises, tends in any way to corrupt the public peace or morals.

(Ord. 82-109 § 2, adopted November 11, 1982).