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Who is required to obtain a Massage Technician Permit?

If you are providing massage services, either in an establishment or on an outcall basis, you must possess a City of Santa Barbara Massage Technician Permit. 

What documents do are required to apply for a Massage Technician Permit? (*this is in-lieu of State Certification)

Written statements of at least five (5) bona fide residents of the County of Santa Barbara that the applicant is of good moral character. (must include phone/address of the reference).
Written proof that the applicant is over the age of 18 years (Driver’s License)
Two (2) passport photographs (1 ½ inches by 2 inches).
Massage business tax history of applicant, listing suspension or revoked licenses.
Medical certificate (TB Test Only) issued within the last 30 days.
A copy of diploma or certificate with at least 200 hours from a state recognized school.
Completed Massage Technician Permit application packet.