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Proposed Massage Ordinance Hearing

The City of Pleasanton regulates massage in Chapter 6.24 of the Pleasanton Municipal Code. The Police Department, in conjunction with the City Attorney’s Office, has drafted a revised Massage Ordinance to address changes in state law and concerns in regulating massage businesses and practitioners.  The proposed ordinance would replace the existing ordinance in its entirety.

Some of the proposed revisions include:  phasing out city-issued Massage Technician Permits and requiring all massage practitioners in Pleasanton to be certified by the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC); requiring CAMTC certificate holders to register with the Police Department; requiring massage businesses to keep records of services provided; prohibiting a massage business from operating in a location in which a massage business’s permit has been revoked, and one year has not lapsed since the revocation; requiring businesses to; requiring $2 million dollar insurance minimum; and prohibiting alcohol.  Additionally, if the Police Chief provides notice of a permit’s proposed revocation or suspension and the permittee objects to the proposed revocation or suspension, the permittee must request a hearing. 

The proposed ordinance maintains requirements relating to massage establishment permits and operations.

On June 20, 2019 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. in the City Council Chambers at 200 Old Bernal Avenue, City staff will discuss the proposed ordinance and answer questions.  You are encouraged to attend.  

If you have any questions, please contact Assistant City Attorney Renee Perko at (925) 931-5015 or


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