When you have decided on the location for your business the Occupation Tax License application must be completed by the owner or authorized agent of the business.
Along with the occupational tax license application, a Massage Establishment Business application must also be completed. The owner of the Massage Establishment must be a state licensed Massage Therapist. A background check will be completed for the owners of the business and all employees (Therapist and Non-Therapist). The fee for a new Massage Establishment Business is $100.00. The fee to renew the business is $50.00 annually.
If any person is employed by the massage establishment and performs work that does not require a professional license from the Georgia Secretary of State, he or she must complete a Work Permit. Please see section 22-143 in the ordinance provided below.
Note- the massage therapy ordinance has recently changed. Please read the updated ordinance located on this website. Click Government then Municipal Code of Ordinances.