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Permit for your establishment

Outcall Massage Permit

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Phone: (415) 252-3800
Fax: (415) 252-3894

Please Note:

Fees are non-refundable

Bounced check fees are $50.00

We Do Not Accept Cash

Police Background check expires after three (3) months

You are responsible for paying your yearly license fee.

If you have a change of address or wish to cancel your permit, you need to inform us in writing at:
DPH - Environmental Health.
Massage License Program,
1390 Market Street, Suite 210,
San Francisco, CA 94102
You must also notify the Tax Collector.

Outcall Massage Service Permit


Step 1.

Bring the following items to the Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Section at 1390 Market St., Suite 210, San Francisco:

  1. Completed Massage Establishment Application for a Permit to Operate (pdf).
  2. Letter of intent / business plan with description of services to be provided.
  3. List of massage practitioners
  4. List of names, residential addresses, and phone numbers of the people listed as business owner(s). Types of owners include the following:
    • corporate officer’s, director’s and stockholders with > 10% of stock
    • partners, including limited partners
    • applicant and all other advanced practitioners operating under the sole practitioner establishment permit
  5. List of previous massage establishment licenses held and if revoked, describe why.
  6. Outcall application fee - See Fee Schedule. Bounced check fees are $50.00.
  7. Original copy of your valid advanced massage practitioner permit for a sole practitioner massage establishment
  8. Declaration of Healthy and Safe Working Conditions (pdf)


Step 2.

Submit Referral background check request form (pdf) to San Francisco Police Department, or other county law enforcement agency, or State certified, background check agency for all owners, partners, corporate officers, and stockholders with > 10% stock holdings.