Massage Establishment Permits

Please be advised that as of April 24, 2017, the City of Rancho Santa Margarita’s regulations for massage establishments have changed in accordance with SB1147, the California Massage Therapy Act resulting in minor changes to the operational requirements for Massage Establishments and changes to the procedures for submitting Massage Establishment Permit applications and renewals. The revised Massage Ordinance, Chapter 4.02 Regulation of Massage Establishments, of the Rancho Santa Margarita Municipal Code was approved by the City Council on March 8, 2017 and is available here

​​Applications for Massage Establishment Permits and renewals are now submitted to the Development Services Departments and not to Police Services. The applications and checklists for new and renewal Permits are shown below. Applications should be submitted 60 days prior to license expiration. The fee for Police Services remains $406.00 for new applications and $262.00 for renewals. An additional fee of $705 for new applications and $493.50 for renewals will be charged for Development Services review.

For more information please contact:



​Wendy Starks, AICP
​Principal Planner
​City of Rancho Santa Margarita 22112 Paseo
​Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
​(949) 635-1807
wstarks@cityofrsm.org