Massage & Reflexology

Massage and Reflexology

Welcome to the Massage and Reflexology division!  We are here to regulate and license the practice of massage therapy and reflexology to protect public health and safety.  

Are you a qualified competent massage therapist or reflexologist and wish to apply for a business license?  Are you planning to open a massage or reflexology establishment?  Make sure you are licensed in the State of Nevada and are in compliance with the standards set forth within the massage therapy profession. 

Massage and Reflexology Related Business License Types:

Independent Massage Therapist
The practice of massage by a massage therapist as defined in Clark County Code as a person who is not an employee of a massage business, chair massage business or massage establishment; who hires no employees; and who must obtain both a business license from the department and a valid work card from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.   Independent Massage Therapists are required to obtain a license from the Nevada State Board of Massage Therapy as an individual reflexologist.

                                                                                                             
Certified Reflexologist                                                                                                        
A person who uses special pressure techniques on the reflexes in the human feet, hands and ears and who has studied the principles of reflexology, anatomy and physiology generally included in a regular course of study of reflexology.  Certified Reflexologists are required to obtain a license from the Nevada State Board of Massage Therapy as an individual reflexologist.

Massage Establishment
Any fixed place of business where the practice of massage provides the primary source of income or compensation for the business.  A person designated as the manager in charge shall be on the premises at all times of operation and must submit a Designated Manager Form for Massage Establishment or Massage Business Owners form.

Reflexology Establishment
A Reflexology Establishment means any fixed place of business where any individual, firm, association, partnership, corporation, or combination of individuals, engages in, conducts, carries on, or permits to be engaged in or conducted, for money or any other consideration, any reflexology services, including any businesses that provide reflexology as an accessory service to their principal permitted use.   A person designated as the manager in charge shall be on the premises at all times of operation and must submit a Designated Manager Form for Reflexology Establishments form.

Helpful Tools:   

Checklist for Massage and Reflexology Establishments 
Massage and  Reflexology Establishment Checklist- Use this checklist if you are applying for a massage or reflexology establishment license
Checklist for Independent Massage Therapists and Reflexologists
Independent Massage Therapist and Reflexologist Checklist - Use this checklist if you are an independent massage therapist or a certified reflexologist.

A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO APPLY FOR A MASSAGE OR REFLEXOLOGY BUSINESS LICENSE

What Type of Business License Do I Need?  How Much Are the Fees?    

License fees are  based upon services and activities provided. Business license fees are accompanied by a one-time $45.00 application fee in addition to each license feeMultiple licenses may be required if providing more than one service.

In order to determine the type of license and corresponding fees of your business, use the table below:

License Category NAICS Code Application Fee License Fee
Independent Massage Therapist 621398 $45.00 $ 25.00
Massage Establishment or Business 812197 $45.00 $ 25.00 (for each line of service)
Reflexologist - Certified 621396 $45.00 $200.00
Reflexology Establishment or Business 621395 $45.00 $200.00


Please complete all the steps prior to submitting your application. 
*** Incomplete applications will be terminated with no refund on application fees. ***

 STEP ONE:  DETERMINE WHERE YOUR BUSINESS IS LOCATED

You can also use the interactive jurisdictional look-up web map  to find your jurisdiction.  The primary location of your business determines the jurisdiction in which you must file for your business license. Clark County, Nevada is comprised of 6 jurisdictions, each with its own licensing agency. Use the Jurisdiction Locator to help you identify your business’ licensing jurisdiction.  Please be aware that a large portion of the Las Vegas valley has a Las Vegas mailing address but is located in unincorporated Clark County.
 Click on the map below:
Jurisdictional Map
The five other business licensing agencies in Clark County, NV are:                                       
The City of Hendersonthe City of Las Vegasthe City of North Las VegasBoulder City and the City of Mesquite

Determine Jurisdiction and Land Use:
To confirm if the business address is located within the unincorporated Clark County jurisdiction, the type of business activities permitted by zoning district, and for information regarding online land use application submittals; please visit Comprehensive Planning.  For more information, you can email them at zoning@clarkcountynv.gov  or contact a planner by phone at (702) 455-4314.    

I conduct business in different cities surrounding Las Vegas. Is one license enough to conduct my business in different parts of the Valley?
If your business location is based in a particular city outside of Unincorporated Clark County, but you travel into the County to conduct business, a Clark County business license may be required in addition to your City business license. Once your primary license is in place, we will be able to assist in processing your Clark County application.  Complete Steps 1-5 to acquire a County business license. 

To verify your primary jurisdiction, please use the Jurisdiction Locator.  

 STEP TWO:  REGISTER AND OBTAIN NEVADA STATE BUSINESS LICENSE

 NRS 76 requires all business, corporations, and partnerships operating in the state of Nevada to register  have a state business license. Please visit the Secretary of State’s website for more information.  You may apply and register online at nvsilverflume.gov.

 STEP THREE : REGISTER WITH THE NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION   

You can now register online by visiting the  Nevada Department of Taxation website or apply at nvsilverflume.gov together with your entity and state license filing.

 STEP FOUR:  REGISTER YOUR BUSINESS NAME (DBA)

Businesses operating under a fictitious firm name/doing business as (any name other than the business owner’s legal name, or the corporate entity name registered with the Nevada Secretary of State) must file for a Fictitious Firm Name (DBA) with the Clark County Clerk’s Office. You can find the form online here.

Please Note: The owner name on the Fictitious Firm Name (DBA) Certificate must exactly match the Entity Name displayed on your Nevada State Business License.  It is recommended that you take a copy of your Nevada State Business License with you when you apply with the Clerks Office.  Visit the Clerk's office for location and hours of operation.

See example of a Certificate of Fictitious Firm Name and Nevada Secretary of State business license of a Sole Proprietor filing below:     

 Certificate of Business: Fictitious Firm Name Sample:
FFN Sample

Nevada State Business License Sample:
SOS Sample
Note: A Fictitious Firm Name (DBA) is the name your business will use when advertising, including on store front, signs, business cards, websites, etc.  Advertising under more than one name, will require multiple business licenses. 

STEP FIVE:  COMPLETE APPLICATION
Independent Massage Therapists and Certified Reflexologists

Independent massage therapists and reflexologists will need a Nevada State business license, a license from the NV State Board of Massage Therapy, and a fictitious firm name (FFN) if applicable (see Step 4).  Print out a checklist for your convenience.

Then click the button below to start your online application:
Apply Online Button
From the NAICS code lookup page, choose one of the following NAICS codes:
Independent Massage Therapist - 621398
Reflexologists - Certified - 621396

*** Please note that this is only applicable to Independent massage therapist and reflexologist applications. ***

Massage and Reflexology Establishments and/or Businesses

Regulated business licenses are licenses that require investigation pursuant to law found in Titles 6 and 7 of the Clark County Code. These businesses may require an in-depth investigation by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for determination of the owner's suitability to hold such a license.

Please complete either a Regulated Massage or Reflexology Establishment or Business application packet that consists of the following: Checklist, Clark County Business License Application form, a completed original LVMPD Personal History form for each owner, and two (2) original signed and notarized Authorization to Release Information forms for each owner, Business Supplemental Questionnaire form, a Designated Manager form, and a Temporary License Request form. 

Click a link below to download the application:

Reflexology Establishment


The licensing process will include a criminal background investigation conducted by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department of all owners with 10% or more ownership interest in the business and a financial suitability investigation conducted by the Department of Business License. Prior to the completion of the financial suitability investigation, the Department may issue a temporary license to allow the business to operate pending completion of the criminal background investigation(s). 

Steps one (1) through four (4) must be met prior to applying. Once all the requirements have been completed, please mail your regulated application packet to:

Clark County Department of Business License
500 S. Grand Central Pkwy
3rd Floor
BOX 551810
Las Vegas, Nevada 89155

Please do not leave any fields blank. If the section is not applicable, please indicate N/A in the field. Incomplete applications will be returned with no refund on application fees. Due to personal information contained within your application and to ensure the packet is received by our office, we recommend tracking your package through USPS certified mail or another parcel service that provides tracking. The Business License Department is not responsible for lost mail items that do not have tracking confirmation. Should you have any questions regarding the application please email CCBLEnforcement@clarkcountynv.gov or call (702) 455-6562.

What to Expect After Submitting an Application

Upon submission of a completed application and payment of fees, the application will be processed and sent electronically to the Comprehensive Planning Department for review and approval within 5 working days from the date of processing. 

Except for home occupation applications, your application will then be sent to the Fire Prevention Department, and any other public safety agency depending upon your business activities.

All regulated license applications require individual background investigations, code conferences with Business License Agents and on-site inspections by public safety agencies.   Because background investigations can take months, you may request for a temporary license while the investigation is being conducted.  

Provided our Business License Agents and all partner public safety agencies determine that you meet the license requirements, your application will be ready for final approval by the Director.  

Director's Approval
Upon approval by the Director of Business License, your license will be automatically sent to your business location.  

You are now ready to operate your business!  Thank you for allowing us to serve you and  wish you continued success! 

Other Regulatory Agencies or Entities  

Depending on your business activity, your business license may require proof of applying/registering with regulatory agencies or other entities.   Below is a list of regulatory agencies that are massage and reflexology-related:
Board of Massage Therapy