The City of Yuba City wishes to recognize the practice of massage as a valid professional field and to discourage unlawful activity which otherwise may become associated with some massage establishments. The City requires all businesses and persons offering massage services to possess a valid massage establishment permit and or a valid massage therapist permit. The Yuba City Police Department issues Massage Establishment Permits. The California Massage Therapy Council, (CAMTC), issues Massage Therapist Permits. Visit the CAMTC web site for additional information; https://camtc.org/. Persons who do not meet the requirements for a Massage Therapist Permit through CAMTC may qualify for an Exempt Therapist Permit issued through the Yuba City Police Department. Please see the documents below for additional information regarding this option.
Letter to Massage Professionals
2017 Massage Ordinance
2004 Massage Ordinance