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City of Royal Oak, MI
Monday, October 14, 2019

Chapter 447. Massage Establishments

§ 447-4. Application for massage establishment license.

A. 
Every applicant for a license to maintain, operate or conduct a massage establishment shall file a completed application under oath with the City Clerk's office upon a form provided by the City of Royal Oak and pay a nonrefundable application investigation fee in an amount set by resolution of the City Commission. The application shall contain the following information:
(1) 
A definition and description of all services to be provided, including any other businesses conducted on the premises.
(2) 
All locations, mailing addresses and telephone numbers utilized by the business.
(3) 
The name and residence address of each applicant and manager of the applicant.
(a) 
If the applicant is a corporation or a limited liability company, the names and residence addresses of each of the officers, directors and members of the business and of each stockholder owning more than 10% of the stock of the business, its address (if different from the address of the massage establishment), and the name and address of a resident agent in Oakland County, Michigan. The applicant shall also provide documentation that the business is in good standing in the state in which it was formed.
(b) 
If the applicant is a partnership, the name and residence address of each of the partners and the partnership itself (if different from the address of the massage establishment), and the name and address of a resident agent in Oakland County, Michigan.
(4) 
For all persons identified in Subsection A(3)(a) and (b):
(a) 
Previous addresses for the last 10 years.
(b) 
Height, weight, color of eyes and hair, and sex.
(c) 
Social Security number, driver's license number, if any, and date of birth.
(d) 
One portrait photograph at least two inches by two inches.
(e) 
Business, occupation, or employment for the 10 years immediately preceding the date of application, including the name, address and telephone number of any and all employers.
(f) 
The massage or similar business history; whether such person, in previously operating in this or another city or state, has had a business license revoked or suspended or denied, the reason therefor, and the business activity or occupation prior to and subsequent to such action of suspension, revocation, or denial.
(g) 
The name and address of any other massage business or establishment in which the person owns stock or has any financial interest.
(h) 
All criminal convictions other than misdemeanor traffic violations, including the dates of convictions, nature of the crime and place convicted.
(i) 
The name and address of any massage business or other establishment owned, managed or operated wherein the business or profession of massage is carried on.
(j) 
Authorization for the City, its agents and employees to seek information and conduct an investigation into the truth of the statements set forth in the application and the qualifications of the applicant.
(5) 
The name and address of each massage therapist who is or will be employed in said establishment.
(6) 
A description of any other business to be operated on the same premises or on adjoining premises owned or controlled by the applicant.
B. 
All information required by this section shall be provided at the applicant's expense. Upon completion of the above provided form and the furnishing of all the foregoing information, the City of Royal Oak shall accept the application for the necessary investigations.
C. 
Massage establishment licenses shall be renewed annually.
D. 
The holder of a massage establishment license shall notify the City of Royal Oak of each change in any of the data required to be furnished by this section within 10 days after such change occurs.