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City Massage Business License and Self-Employed Exemption Review

On May 10, 2022, the City Council of Colorado Springs passed Ordinance 22-30. This Ordinance states that on or after September 1, 2022, it shall be unlawful for any person to operate a massage business without possessing a valid massage business license for each premises where the massage business operates. 

If you or the business meets the exemption qualifications listed in City Code 2.3.105(A-I), you do not need to submit the application for the Massage Business License or Exemption for Self-Employed Massage Therapists operating in a business location. 

If you are a self-employed massage therapist operating in a business location that meets the criteria listed in City Code 2.3.105(J), you will need to submit a self-employment exemption application.  

The following documentation regarding Massage Business Licensing and Exemptions should be reviewed before submitting any application.  Links to the online and paper applications for Massage Businesses are located in the respective tabs below.