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Brick Passes New Ordinance to Regulate Massage Businesses

Massage. (Credit: Hamza Butt/Flickr)
Massage. (Credit: Hamza Butt/Flickr)

Brick officials have passed a new ordinance which regulates massage businesses in town, replacing an older ordinance that has become outdated, officials said.

Under the measure, which passed unanimously by the township council Tuesday night, massage businesses must register with the township clerk and provide the clerk with a copy of a state-issued massage license.

Additionally, the ordinance states that any person employed by a massage business must also possess a license and file it with the clerk’s office. The businesses must carry at least $10,000 in liability insurance per claim and an additional $10,000 in insurance for each employee. Brick will charge a licensing fee of $200.


The regulations do not apply to physicians’ offices or those with other medical credentials, such as chiropractors and physical therapists.

A business owner who is out of compliance will be subject the township’s general penalty ordinance, which provides for monetary fines and up to 30 days in the county jail.

  • Douglas White

    Just another way to charge $200 for a piece of paper. The fees for permits are absolutely ridiculous

  • Glenn

    What if they open in an existing vacant space?

    • Jack Mac

      Go to a chiropractor

      • KaayC

        Some chiros put you “on the send” and are big ripoffs with their billing departments. Others can be very helpful. The Asian massage have some good masseuses. You can have a good, legitimate massage more affordably and often better technique IMO than Spa establishments. Idk if they are fronts for other activities but that is my experience.

  • 205167117

    For those that don’t get it this is a way to discourage illegal activity that goes on at multiple massage businesses in town. If everyone needs to be licensed then it gives them the ability to go in and check along with the other insurance documents they’re requiring.

    Off the top of my head I can think of two of these places…no pun intended lol

  • Jack Mac

    Brick taxpayers haven’t received a happy ending in years !

  • Nan

    Doug and Jack so correct. More Campaign ploys. Let’s have a full day “Summit” during which “We the People” put questions to the Town Council Members, members of the Administration and all the public Committees and Boards and question them ad hoc on various Town Ordinances that have been enacted just since this Millennium began. They pass more and more without knowing what is on the books not to mention what is already covered by virtue of a higher governing body’s statutes.