Township of Pennsauken, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Pennsauken 3-13-1978 by Ord. No. 78-3 as Ch. 168 of the 1977 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Adult bookstores and theaters — See Ch. 84.
A. 
No person, firm or corporation shall operate any establishment or utilize any premises in the Township of Pennsauken as or for a massage business unless and until there first has been obtained from the Township Clerk of the Township of Pennsauken a license for such establishment or premises in accordance with the terms and provisions of this chapter.
B. 
No person shall render or perform services as a masseur or masseuse or engage in the business of or be employed as a masseur or masseuse unless and until he or she has obtained from the Township Clerk of the Township of Pennsauken a masseur's or masseuse's license in accordance with the terms and provisions of this chapter.
A. 
Each and every applicant for a license, either for an establishment or premises to be used for a massage business or for a masseur's or masseuse's license, shall set forth the following information in writing on forms provided by the Township Clerk:
(1) 
The name and address of the applicant and all former addresses for a period of three years prior to making the application.
(2) 
The address of the establishment or premises to be used in the massage business and a physical description of the property and facilities if the applicant desires a license for said establishment or premises.
(3) 
If the applicant desires a masseur's or masseuse's license, a statement of all employment for a period of three years prior to making the application.
(4) 
A statement as to whether or not the applicant, or any officer or director thereof if a corporation, has ever been convicted of a crime in this or any other state.
B. 
As to any applicant for a license under this chapter, the Police Department of the Township of Pennsauken shall, upon the initial application, conduct a full state background investigation. The appropriate police official shall report the results of such investigation to the Township Committee as soon as possible. With respect to subsequent renewals of the license, the Police Department shall conduct an investigation by name only for the purpose of the annual renewal of said application.
[Added 8-13-2008 by Ord. No. 08-24]
[Amended 10-15-1979 by Ord. No. 79-31]
The applicant for a license for an establishment or premises shall pay an annual license fee of $100, which license fee shall become due on the first day of February in each year. The applicant for a masseur's or masseuse's license shall pay an annual license fee of $100, which license fee shall become due on the first day of February in each year. No license may be transferred or assigned, and no license fee shall be pro rated.
Each application for a license or the renewal thereof, either to operate a massage establishment or premises or to engage in the business of or to be employed as a masseur or masseuse, which is submitted to the Township Clerk shall be approved by the Township Committee before any license is issued. The Township Committee shall not approve such application if, on the basis of the past criminal record of the applicant or of the principals thereof, or on the basis of other evidence of bad character or morals, it shall determine that the granting or renewal of such license would tend to encourage or permit criminal or immoral activities within the Township of Pennsauken.
No person engaged or employed in the business of a masseur or masseuse shall treat a person of the opposite sex.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to massage or physical therapy treatments given:
A. 
In the office of a licensed physician, osteopath, chiropractor or physical therapist.
B. 
In a regularly established medical center, hospital or sanitarium having a staff which includes licensed physicians, osteopaths, chiropractors and/or physical therapists.
C. 
By any licensed physician, osteopath, chiropractor or physical therapist in the residence of his or her patient.
D. 
As part of an educational or training program in massage therapy accredited by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation and offered by a school or institute approved by the New Jersey Department of Education and accredited by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools.
[Added 6-26-2002 by Ord. No. 02-23]
[Amended 9-12-1984 by Ord. No. 84-26]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to one or more of the following: a fine not exceeding $1,250 or imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 90 days, or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, in the discretion of the Municipal Court Judge.