Boarding Houses

You may not operate a boarding home without a license, and must continue to operate in conformity with the provisions detailed in Ordinance 115.002. Licenses are valid from the date of issuance until the next occurring September 1st.

You must renew your license for the operation of a boarding home at least 90 days prior to the expiration of your current license, but cannot apply for renewal before 210 days prior to the expiration of your current license.

Failure to submit a renewal application and/or renewal fee will be deemed to be an abandonment of the license as of the renewal deadline. The Director will serve notice of the failure of renewal which will be deemed to be complete upon certified mailing, return receipt requested, or personal delivery.

When registering your boarding house for the first time, the Department requests that the applicant additionally provides the following information:

  • Resident/client profile- what population is to be served?
  • Site plan
  • Floor plan
  • Rules of conduct
  • Business management plan (download HERE)
  • Support services to be provided (if applicable- download HERE)
  • Projected staffing level
  • Proposed maximum stay for each resident
  • Download a Boarding House License Application HERE

Enter your address and MyLouisville will find nearby city services in the following categories:

  • Garbage Icon Solid Waste Services
  • Police Badge Icon Emergency Services
  • Political Info Icon Political Info
  • House Icon General Location Info

Find your garbage, recycling, yard waste and large-item set-out dates. Sign up for large-item set out and street sweeping reminders by email and text!

The new Metro311 Reporting System and our new 311 mobile app is live!

Report Something to Us!

Call MetroCall at 311 or (502) 574-5000

No service has been selected.

No form has been selected.