Administration and Regulatory Affairs

Boarding Homes Registration

Section 28-453 of the Code of Ordinances requires registration of the facility by any person (or interest) desiring to operate a boarding home within the City of Houston.

Registration overview: location must have an annual inspection by the Fire Marshal and show proof to Administration & Regulatory Affairs; owners and operators of the boarding home must pass a criminal history background check; applicants must provide documented ownership of the property or, if leased, authorization to use the property for a boarding home; and applicant must provide documented compliance of the facility and its operation with applicable City of Houston building, habitability and life safety standards.