Old laws have been found on the books that require MT’s to get massage parlor business licenses.
>>>here are the Laws https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/auditor/licensingdocuments/st_massage.pdf
Except that counties cannot do that! The State Board of Massage is the only authority that can license and regulate massage therapists as per:
“RCW 35A.82.025 Authority to regulate massage therapists—Limitations.
(1) A state licensed massage therapist seeking a city license to operate a massage business must provide verification of his or her state massage license as provided for in RCW 18.108.030.
(2) The city may charge a licensing or operating fee, but the fee charged a state licensed massage therapist shall not exceed the licensing or operating fee imposed on similar health care providers, such as physical therapists or occupational therapists, operating within the same city.
(3) A state licensed massage therapist is not subject to additional licensing requirements not currently imposed on similar health care providers, such as physical therapists or occupational therapists.”
Contact the Thurston County Auditors Office. That is who is responsible for the licensing process. I am not sure if we need to contact anyone else who manages the auditors office.