[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Westville 7-9-1985 (Ch. 73 of the 1974 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person, firm or corporation shall operate any establishment or utilize any premises in the Borough of Westville as or for a massage business unless and until there first has been obtained a license for such establishment or premises from the Borough Clerk of the Borough of Westville, in accordance with the terms and provisions of this chapter.
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 a masseur's or masseuse's license from the Borough Clerk of the Borough of Westville, in accordance with the terms and provisions of this chapter.
Each and every application 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 Borough Clerk:
The name and address of the applicant and all former addresses for a period of three years prior to making the application.
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.
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.
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.
An inspection shall be conducted upon premises to be used in the massage business to determine, in the interests of public health, safety and welfare, the suitability of the location.
The applicant for a license for an establishment or premises shall pay an annual license fee of $200, 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 $200, which license fee shall become due on the first day of February in each year.
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 Borough Clerk shall be approved by the Borough Council before any license is issued. The Borough Council 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 Borough of Westville.
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:
In the office of a licensed physician, osteopath, chiropractor or physical therapist.
In a regularly established medical center, hospital or sanatorium having a staff which includes licensed physicians, osteopaths, chiropractors and/or physical therapists.
By any licensed physician, osteopath, chiropractor or physical therapist in the residence of his patient.