Murrieta Massage Ordinance

Murrieta Massage Ordinance

Public Notice 




NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held before the City Council of the City of Murrieta on Tuesday, April 05, 2022 at 6:00 p.m., or a time soon thereafter, at City Hall, 1 Town Square, Murrieta, CA 92562, to consider the following matter:

MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENT (DCA 2022-2513) OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MURRIETA, CALIFORNIA, REGULATING MASSAGE BUSINESSES AND MASSAGE THERAPISTS: A request to the City Council to introduce and place on first reading an ordinance which will amend Chapter 5.18, entitled “Massage Businesses and Massage Therapists” to address some minor updates to existing operational standards, including permit posting, access criteria, and clarification with respect to location. Additionally, an update from City staff will be provided relating to the implementation and enforcement of Ordinance No. 565-21, entitled “Massage Businesses and Massage Therapists”, since those regulations became effective in October 2021.

Environmental Determination:  The proposed code amendment has been evaluated pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and it has been determined that the Code amendments will have no significant adverse impacts on the environment as it addresses some minor operational and clarification updates to existing standards. Provided this background, the City finds that the proposed amendments to the City’s Municipal Code under this Ordinance are exempt from environmental review pursuant to the “Common Sense” exemption, Section 15061(b)(3) of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines, since there would not result in a significant effect on the environment.

Any person may either submit written comments to the City Council before the hearing or may appear and be heard before the City Council at the time of the hearing.  If you challenge the City’s action on this project in court you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council at, or prior to the public hearing.   The environmental finding along with the proposed project application may be reviewed at the Planning Division counter Monday – Thursday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and every other Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The draft Ordinance language and draft Environmental Determination is available online with translation tools at

It is the intention of the City to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in all respects.  Upon request, the agenda will be made available in appropriate alternative formats to persons with disabilities.  If you require modification, accommodation or special assistance to attend or participate in this meeting, please contact the City Clerk Department at (951) 461-6031 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting date. The 48-hour notification period will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.

Translation services are available for persons with limited English proficiency upon request by contacting the City Clerk Department (951) 461-6031 at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting date.


Cristal McDonald, CMC, City Clerk               Published:  XXXXX XX, 2022





特此通知,穆列塔市議會將於 202245日星期二下午 6:00 或稍晚一點的時候在加利福尼亞州穆列塔市鎮廣場 1 號(郵編92562)市政廳舉行公開聽證會,考慮以下事項:

加利福尼亞州穆列塔市議會的市政法規修正案 (DCA 2022-2513),規範了按摩企業和按摩治療師:要求市議會引入一項條例並將其置於初讀階段,該條例將修改第 5.18 章,題為“按摩企業和按摩治療師”,以解決對現有運營標準的一些小更新,包括許可證張貼、准入標準和關於位置的澄清説明。此外,關於自 2021 年 10 月起生效的第 565-21 號法令(題為“按摩企業和按摩治療師”)的實施和執行情況,市政府工作人員將提供最新信息。

環境決定論:擬議的規範修訂已根據加利福尼亞環境質量法 (CEQA) 進行了評估,並且已確定該規範修訂不會對環境產生重大不利影響,因為它解決了對現有標準的一些較小的操作和澄清方面的更新。在此背景下,紐約市認為,根據“常識”豁免,加州環境質量法案 (CEQA) 指南第 15061(b)(3) 節,對本條例對城市市政法規的擬議修正案免於環境審查,因為不會對環境產生重大影響。

任何人都可以在聽證會前向市議會提交書面意見,也可以在聽證會時出庭並聽取市議會的意見。如果您在法庭上對市政府的該項目的行動提出質疑,您可能僅限於提出您或其他人在本通知中描述的公開聽證會上提出的問題,或在公開聽證會期間或之前以書面形式向市議會提出的問題。週一至週四上午 8:00 至下午 5:00以及每隔一週的週五上午 8:30 至下午 4:30可在規劃司櫃檯查閲環境調查結果以及擬議項目申請。條例草案語言和環境決定草案可通過翻譯工具在線獲取,網址為。 

紐約市打算在所有方面遵守美國殘疾人法案 (ADA)。根據要求,議程將以適當的替代格式提供給殘疾人。如果您需要修改、住宿或特殊協助來參加本次會議,請至少在會議日期前 48 小時致電 (951) 461-6031 聯絡市政秘書部門。提前48 小時通知將使紐約市能夠做出合理安排,以確保能參加本次會議。 

至少在会议日期前七 (7) 天联系市文员部 (951) 461-6031,可应要求为英语水平有限的人士提供翻译服务。 


Cristal McDonald,CMC,市政秘書                  發佈時間:2022年XXXXX月XX日


Current Code 

Chapter 5.18 Current – Click Here

Chapter 16 Current – Click Here

Proposed Changes Under Consideration


Chapter 5.18





            5.18.090          Massage Operating Requirements 


            5.18.140          Denial, Suspension and Revocation of Permits




5.18.090          Massage Operating Requirements 


B.         Certificates Posted in Public View.  


1.  No Owner, Operator or Manager shall operate a Massage Business unless a copy of a current, valid and authentic CAMTC Certificate is posted in public view for each Massage Therapist employed or utilized to perform Massage for the Massage Business.  


2.  No Owner, Operator or Manager shall operate a Massage Business unless a copy of a current, valid and authentic Permit is posted in public view at the Massage Business.


S.         Unlocked Doors.  


1.  No interior door of a room where Massage is performed in the Massage Business shall be fitted with a temporary or permanently-affixed lock of any kind (such as a locking door knob, padlock, dead bolt, sliding bar or similar device).


2.  No exterior door which is regularly used by the public for ingress or egress shall be locked during business hours, unless the Massage Business is owned by only one (1) individual with one (1) or no employees or independent contractors, provided that any such exterior door is equipped with panic hardware or other similar equipment that would provide an accessible form of egress in the event of an emergency.   



5.18.140          Denial, Suspension and Revocation of Permits


D.        Prohibition at Same Location.  After a permit is revoked or not renewed for a violation of this chapter, the city will not issue a permit to operate a new massage business at the same location for a period of five (5) years following the revocation or non-renewal of the permit.  For the purposes of this section, “Same Location” means the real property on which the massage establishment was located upon as a stand-alone business, or all parcels and addresses of real property within a shopping center, office complex, industrial park, or other multi-tenant building on which the massage establishment was established pursuant to a City-issued permit.


How Do I change the language to view the current or proposed changes?


This webpage can be converted into multiple languages to help with your review of the proposed modifications. Please go to the bottom of this page and click on the down arrow at the bottom right corner as shown below to select your desired language.

To change the language for the hyperlinks to Existing Chapters 5.18 and 16, please complete the following Steps:

Step 1 – Select your Language of choice from the drop-down “Select Language” button:

Step 2 – The Municipal Code will then Convert to your desired Language:

If you have comments, questions, or require assistance on reviewing the proposed changes, please email Chris Tracy, Senior Planner.


Human Trafficking

Lastly, attention must be brought to California Senate Bill 1193 which was signed by the Governor on September 24, 2012, and added section 52.6 of the California Civil code. This state law addresses the problem and crime of Human Trafficking by requiring certain businesses to post a notice informing the public of the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 888-373-7888 and the California Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) at 888-539-2373 at certain businesses throughout the state. Subsection 12 of this code specifically requires Massage Establishments to post the fliers in a conspicuous place at their business.