We list the application for a new massage business.


A business offering massage services to customers.

A persons hands massaging another persons hand

Before you begin

Look at our information about:

License application

Massage businesses in Minneapolis are required to be licensed.

Massage Establishment, Commercial - A business offering massage services to customers. A license is not required for medical massage services.

Massage Establishment, Home-based and/or Single Operator - A business offering massage services:

  • In a home
  • By a self-employed individual

How to submit your application

Submit your application to Business Licenses & Consumer Services:

  • By email
  • By U.S. mail
  • In person

Contact 311 or Business Licenses if you have questions.

Plan review

Plans are required for any new or remodeled massage business. 

Submit to Business Licensing:

Before opening, a Minneapolis health inspector must conduct a pre-opening inspection. 

If you have questions, contact 311. Ask for an Environmental Health supervisor.


Information on this page should be considered guidelines. If you have questions, feel free to contact us.

Request accessible format

If you need help with this information, please email 311, or call 311 or 612-673-3000.

Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Contact us

Business Licenses & Consumer Services

Community Planning & Economic Development






Public Service Building 
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 220
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Minneapolis Health Department




Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 520
Minneapolis, MN 55415



Minneapolis 311


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Monday – Friday