§ 50-3. License Required; Application Requirements. 
Any person desiring to commence or to continue to engage in the business of giving massages, or to permit
or continue to permit any person to engage in such business in premises owned or leased by him or in his
possession, must first obtain a license from Henderson County. Licenses shall be issued by the County
through the Health Director subject to the following rules and regulations:  
A.
Two types of licenses shall be issued, premises licenses and personal licenses.  
(1)
A premises license shall be required of the owner, lessee or person in possession
of premises wherein massages are performed for hire.  
(2)
A personal license shall be required of each individual who is engaged in the 
business of giving massages, whether or not such individual is the employee of 
the holder of a premises license or is himself the holder of a premises license. 
Such individual must be at least 18 years of age.    
B.
Application for either type of license shall be in writing, addressed to the Health Director,
and accompanied by an application fee of $10. Checks shall be made payable to the order
of Henderson County and will be accepted subject to collection.  
C.
Application for a premises license shall describe the premises and shall  designate an 
individual at least 18 years of age as manager of the premises. If the application is 
allowed, the premises license shall be granted in the name of the owner, lessee or person 
in possession of the premises and shall specifically name the person designated as 
manager, which person shall be responsible for compliance with this Chapter as  
though he or she were the licensee.  
D.
Application for a premises license shall set out the names and residence addresses of the 
individuals who will actually perform massages on the premises. Each such individual 
must be the holder of a personal license issued pursuant to this Chapter.  
E.
Application for personal license must set out the present residence address of the 
applicant, together with all previous residence addresses of the applicant during the 5
year period immediately preceding the date of the application. Such application must be 
accompanied by letters from 2 individuals attesting to the good moral character of the 
applicant and by the certificate of a licensed physician attesting that the applicant is free 
of communicable disease. Said letters and certificates must be dated within 10 days of the
date of the application.  
F.
Application for a premises license must set out the present residence address of the 
individual designated as manager and all previous residence addresses of said individual 
during the 5 year period immediately preceding the date of the application. The 
application must be accompanied by letters from 2 individuals, dated within 10 days of 
the application, attesting that the individual designated as manager is a person of good 
moral character.  
G.
Upon receipt of an application for a premises license, the Health Director, if satisfied as 
to the correctness and sufficiency of the information contained in the application and as 
to the moral character of the individual designated as manager, shall issue a County 
license to the applicant, permitting the designated premises to be used in the business of 
giving massages by persons holding personal licenses issued pursuant to this Chapter.  
H.
Upon receipt of an application for a personal license prescribed by this Chapter, the 
Health Director, if satisfied as to the correctness and sufficiency of the information 
contained in the application and as to the moral character of the applicant and that the 
applicant is free of communicable disease, shall issue a County license, permitting the 
applicant to engage in the business of giving massages at premises licensed pursuant to 
the provisions of this Chapter.  
I.
If any application for license is denied, the applicant may appeal to the Board of  
Commissioners, and the applicant shall be afforded an opportunity to appear and be 
heard. Upon appeal, the Board of Commissioners may refuse to authorize the issuance of 
a license unless it shall be satisfied that all of the requirements of this Chapter have been 
met and, specifically, that the designated manager (if a premises license) is a person of 
good moral character or that the applicant (if a personal license) is a person of good 
moral character and free of communicable disease.  
  
J.
It shall be unlawful for any person willfully to make a false statement in an application 
for a premises license or a personal license pursuant to this Chapter.