Mayor Ray Jenkins told Channel 2's Erica Byfield the city's current ordinance allows too many loopholes.
Jenkins said there are at least eight massage parlors within the city limits but only two have official licenses.
The wording of the new ordinance was not finalized late Friday but Jenkins said it will require all massage parlor owners to obtain state licenses and require background checks on all employees.
Jenkins told Byfield he's concerned because city officials do not know what services are actually being conducted inside the businesses.
The Doraville city council was expected to address the issue at their next work session on Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m.