Fargo Cass Public Health (FCPH) is encouraging owners of massage therapy establishments, located in Fargo, to contact them to initiate licensing procedures.
Article 13-18 of the Fargo Municipal Code was passed in December 2021 and will be implemented in 2022. The purpose of the ordinance is to license and regulate massage therapy establishments located in Fargo, N.D., that conduct massage procedures as defined by North Dakota Century Code Chapter 42-25.
As defined in the ordinance, “massage” means the practice of massage therapy by the manual application of a system of structured touch to the soft tissues of the human body. “Massage” does not include diagnosis or other services that require a license to practice medicine or surgery, osteopathic medicine, chiropractic, occupational therapy, physical therapy, or podiatry and does not include services provided by professionals who act under their state-issued professional license, certification, or registration.
Owners of massage therapy establishments who have not yet contacted FCPH to initiate the license application process are invited to call 701.241.1512. The license application fee is $100.