5.20.050 – Application for Massage Business

  1. An application for a massage business license shall be filed with the City.  The application shall be made upon a form provided by the City Clerk and shall be completed in full and signed by the applicant, if an individual, or by a duly authorized agent thereof, if not an individual, verified by oath or affidavit, and shall set forth: 
    1. The type of ownership of the business, i.e. individual, partnership, corporation, or otherwise.
    2. The name under which the business is to be conducted.
    3. A description of the services to be provided on the premises.
    4. The location and description of the premises or place of business which is to be operated under such license.
      1. If a leased premises, a copy of the lease shall be provided.  The term of such lease must not end until after the expiration date of the license for which application is being made.
      2. The name and address of the owner of the premises, and, if the premises are held in trust, the names and addresses of all the owners of the beneficial interest of the trust.
    5. All telephone numbers and Internet addresses of the business.
    6. In case of an individual, the full name, home address with zip code, Social Security number, driver’s license number, date of birth, sex and a copy of a photo identification issued by a federal, state, county or municipal government, or a subdivision or agency thereof.
    7. In case of a partnership, the full name, home address with zip code, Social Security number, driver’s license number, date of birth, sex and a physical description (including the height and weight and the color of hair and eyes) of all partners and any other persons entitled to share in the profits thereof.
    8. In case of a corporation, the object for which the corporation as organized, the names, home addresses with zip codes, driver’s license numbers, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, sex and physical descriptions (including height and weight and the color of hair and eyes) of all officers, directors, and all persons owning directly or beneficially more than 10% of the stock of such corporation and the persons acting as managers or assistant managers or other persons principally in charge of the operation of the business.
    9. The date of formation of the partnership, if a partnership, the date of incorporation, if a state corporation, the date of organization if a limited liability company (LLC), or the date of becoming qualified under the State Business Corporation Act, ILCS Ch. 805, to transact business in the state, if a foreign corporation, the date of organization, if a limited liability company.
    10. A complete list of the names (and any aliases) and residence addresses of all massage therapists and employees employed by the business and the names (and any aliases) and residence addresses of all managers, assistant managers or other persons principally in charge of the operation of the business.
    11. The business, occupation, and employment history of the applicant for the three years preceding the date of the application.
    12. Whether the applicant ever made an application for license under this chapter, or a massage business license or similar license to a state, county, city, village or other unit of local government, and if so, where and when, and if such application was granted or denied, the reasons for the denial.
    13. Whether a license was ever issued to the applicant under this chapter or a massage business license or similar license was ever issued by any state, county, city or village or other unit of local government, and if so where and when, and if such license has ever been suspended or revoked and the reasons for the suspension or revocation.
    14. Whether the applicant has ever been convicted of a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter or any ordinance of any state municipality which regulates massage parlors or the provisions of massages, or any state statute regulating massage establishments.
    15. Proof that the applicant is at least 18 years of age.
    16. Proof that the applicant currently carries or will secure a commercial general liability policy reflecting limits of no less than on millions ($1,000,000) dollars per occurrence and two million ($2,000,000) dollars in the aggregate for covered claims arising out of but not limited to, bodily injury, property damage, personal and advertising injury, and contractual liability in the course of the license holder’s business.  The insurance policy must allow for written notice to the City thirty (30) days before a policy is cancelled, will expire or will be reduced in coverage.
  2. The applicant shall submit a written 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 for a license.
  3. The applicant shall submit such other information, documentation and identification of the applicant as the Local Liquor Control Commissioner and/or Chief of Police shall deem necessary to determination the identity of the applicant or to process the application.
  4. The applicant shall notify the Local Liquor Control Commissioner of each change in any data required to be furnished by this section with ten days after such change occurs.
(2014-M-42: § 1)