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Crimes Property Unit

Crimes Property Unit

The Crimes Property Unit is responsible for the investigation of all crimes where the motive is financial gain, or crimes that result in the theft or destruction of property. Areas investigated include commercial and residential burglaries, theft, arson, vandalism, financial crimes, fraudulent checks, embezzlements, identity theft, internet fraud.

The Crimes Property Unit is also responsible for issuing Police Department permits for the below list: (All permits are valid for one year, except Massage permits which are valid for two years)

  • Massage Technicians/Owners
  • Bingo
  • Escort Business/Employees
  • Live entertainment
  • Peddlers
  • Solicitors
  • Poolrooms and Amusements
  • Firearms Dealers/Sellers
  • Public Dances
Permits are issued Monday – Thursday by appointment only. Please contact Police Department Permits at 714-738-6800 ext 8073 to schedule an appointment. You must present valid identification and a social security card. At this time, your picture and "livescan" fingerprints will be taken. This day may change without notice. Do Not sign the application until instructed to do so when it is turned in. You are subject to a business registration fee in most cases. All fees are paid at Fullerton City Hall.  

Massage Permit Information

To be eligible to apply for a massage technician permit, you must:

  1. Be State Certified through California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC). The certificate will be verified. You are then subject to a business registration fee in most cases.
  2. OR have a minimum of 500 hours at a State – Certified School and be Nationally Certified.
    1. Bring originals so that copies will be made for your application file.
    2. Pass a Fullerton Municipal Code and First Aid/CPR test with a minimum of 70% score.
    3. Have secured a place of employment prior to applying for the permit.
    4. The Municipal Code is available to study on-line OR you may purchase a copy in the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall.

To open a new massage business, you must first check with the Planning office (714)738-6559. There are numerous City Codes applicable to this type of business. Please check the Municipal Code on the website. Before you are allowed to open, you must be approved by the Zoning and Building Departments AND inspected by the Police Department, Fire Department and the Orange County Health Department. The business may NOT be open prior to this entire process being completed.

Other Information

For more specific information on crimes investigated by the Crimes Property Unit see below: