We list the application for a new massage business.


A business offering massage services to customers.

A persons hands massaging another persons hand

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

Before you begin

Before you begin, look at our instructions about how to apply for a business license.

Plan review

Plans are required for any new or remodeled massage business. See the Massage and Body Art Plan Review Guide .

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.

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