Administration and Regulatory Affairs

Boarding Homes Permitting

Form: Boarding Home Application (updated November 2015)
Registered Boarding Homes in City of Houston (List) (updated April 2017)
Registered Boarding Homes in City of Houston (Map)

Requirements: Applicants must:

  • Submit Boarding Home Application (updated November 2015)
  • Provide proof of annual inspection by the Fire Marshal
  • Pass a criminal history background check
  • Provide documentation of ownership of the property or, if leased, authorization to use the property for a boarding home
  • Provide documented compliance of the facility and its operation with applicable City of Houston building, habitability and life safety standards
  • Pay appropriate fee (see schedule)

Expiration:  Year to Date

For more information, visit ARA’s Boarding Homes Webpage

Ordinance: Chapter 28