This license is for a person who practices massage and conducts massage services from a licensed massage or bodywork center, a Saint Paul licensed home location, or an off-site massage or bodywork location pursuant to Chapter 412. If you have questions, contact DSI at 651-266-8989, or email the DSI Message Center.

Code Requirements

See Chapter 414 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code for information about massage practitioners.

Massage Practitioner Application Requirements

You must submit the following:

  • Massage Practitioner License Application
  • One of the following:
    • Proof of a valid Saint Paul Massage Practitioner License in the past five (5) years; OR
    • Proof of the ability to have been licensed as a Massage Practitioner in Saint Paul-based on successful completion of national certification exams as previously stipulated in Saint Paul Ordinance; OR
    • Transcript from an accredited or licensed school that shows proof of successful completion of a postsecondary course of study that includes a minimum of 500 contact hours.
  • Certificate of insurance with a general liability of $1,000,000, and professional liability of $1,000,000. The City of Saint Paul must be listed as an additional insured, and 30 days notice of cancellation is required. Please note: The annual license you will be issued will have the same effective and expiration dates as noted on the submitted certificate. 
  • Acknowledgement of Receipt of Massage Practitioner Ordinance
  • Required fee
  • Massage Practitioner Application Requirements 

Temporary Massage Practitioner Application Requirements

You must submit the following:

  • Proof of a current license from another municipality, county, or state with license provisions substantially similar to those contained within this chapter.
  • Providing massage or bodywork services for a period of fewer than 15 days in a calendar year.
  • Provide proof of general and professional liability insurance. 


See Fee Table for current License fees. 


A Massage Practitioner License expires on the same date as the insurance and may be renewed annually.

Last Edited: January 4, 2024