Therapeutic Massage

Issued To 

All therapeutic massage therapists -- this includes enterprise therapists, all therapists employed by an enterprise and self-employed contractual therapists

Icon of two pieces of paperApplication 

Therapeutic Massage License Application Packet (PDF)


Renew by June 30 annually

Additional Requirements

For Enterprise License Applicants

  • All persons performing massage services for your enterprise must be listed on your Enterprise License application
  • It is the responsibility of the enterprise to ensure that individual therapists submit their own Individual Therapist License application
  • It is the responsibility of the enterprise to track employees with a license. Enterprises will be required to provide information on licensed individual therapists at time of renewal

For Former Individual License Applicants

  • Persons who were previously considered an individual massage therapist, but are now NOT considered employees (i.e. independent contractors) are required to obtain an Enterprise License and will be charged the appropriate fee. This will allow independent contractors to work anywhere within the City of Burnsville

For All License Applicants

  • If your documentation for diploma or certification of graduation is from outside the state, a certified or official transcript must be sent directly from the school or educational institution accompanied by documentation establishing the accreditation of that school or institution
  • All persons providing a massage service must comply with the Complementary and Alternative Health Care Client Bill of Rights and post a copy as required by law and ensure compliance with the statutory provisions
  • A license holder will be responsible for any City costs in enforcing the license provisions including re-inspection fees, attorney fees, etc.
  • Transient individual therapists must provide a copy of their current license when performing massage therapy within the City upon request
  • Anyone found to be practicing massage without a license will be in violation of Title 3, Chapter 15 of the Burnsville City Code


  • Therapeutic Massage Fees
  • License fees must be paid annually; investigation fees are one-time fees
  • Enterprise Licenses are for one practicing therapeutic massage therapist and are required for:
    • An enterprise that employees one or more massage therapists
    • A single operator who maintains his or her own establishment or provides in-home service
    • Massage therapists who work under an enterprise or single operator, but are not considered employees (i.e., independent contractors)
    • A business location that leases space to an independent contractor that performs therapeutic massage
  • Individual Therapist Licenses are for individual therapeutic massage therapists and are required for all non-contracted employees of an Enterprise License holder
  • Each individual massage therapist must pay an annual license fee


  • Investigation fees may be reduced by $100 if the enterprise/individual provides a third-party background search from an approved firm
  • Investigation fees are applied to new applicants only, and will not be assessed on renewals
  • Massage therapists working under the supervision of a licensed medical practitioner do not require a license
  • Massage therapy students are not eligible for a license and may not practice in Burnsville


Questions? Contact

Licensing and Code Enforcement
100 Civic Center Parkway, Burnsville, Minn. 55337
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