Non-Resident Pharmacy Permit Information

Pursuant to KRS 315.0351, a non-resident pharmacy permit is required to provide prescription medications to citizens of the Commonwealth. Pharmacy permits expire annually on June 30th. Renewal postcards will be mailed at the end of April. Online renewals will be available beginning in May.


Requirements for a non-resident Pharmacy Permit

Pharmacist in Charge must have an active Kentucky pharmacist license. Senate Bill 88 amends KRS 315.0351 to require out-of-state pharmacies that are providing prescription medications to citizens of the Commonwealth to have a pharmacist-in-charge who holds a Kentucky pharmacist license. This Kentucky licensed pharmacist may be any employee pharmacist of the pharmacy.

  • Complete the Application For Non-Resident Pharmacy Permit and indicate that you are a "New Pharmacy".
  • A payment of $100, by check, made out to the "Kentucky State Treasurer".
  • Required documentation found on page 4 of the application.
  • Mail the completed application, check and required documents to
    State Office Building Annex, Suite 300
    125 Holmes Street
    Frankfort, KY 40601

Requirements for a Change of Ownership for an existing Pharmacy Permit

  • Complete the Application For Non-Resident Pharmacy Permit and indicate "Change of Ownership".
  • A signed statement from previous owner or legal documentation of the ownership change. 
  • A payment of $75, by check, made out to the "Kentucky State Treasurer".
  • Mail the completed application and check to
    State Office Building Annex, Suite 300
    125 Holmes Street
    Frankfort, KY 40601

If you have any questions regarding what constitutes an ownership change, please call the Board office. If you are restructuring your ownership, please provide a letter of notification and details regarding this restructuring to determine if this is classified as a change of ownership.


Requirements for Change of Address/Location for an existing Pharmacy Permit

  • Complete the Application For Non-Resident Pharmacy Permit and indicate "Change of Address/Location".
  • A payment of $75, by check, made out to the "Kentucky State Treasurer".
  • A copy of your resident state pharmacy permit/license.
  • Mail the completed application, check and a copy of your resident state pharmacy permit/license to
    State Office Building Annex, Suite 300
    125 Holmes Street
    Frankfort, KY 40601

Requirements for a Name Change for an existing Pharmacy Permit


Requirements for Change of Pharmacist-In-Charge

Pharmacist-In-Charge changes should be submitted to the Board within 14 business days to avoid any disciplinary actions.

  • Complete the Change of Pharmacist-In-Charge.
  • Mail the completed application to
    State Office Building Annex, Suite 300
    125 Holmes Street
    Frankfort, KY 40601
    Optionally, the form can be faxed to (502) 696-3806

To request a copy of your pharmacy permit, submit a request to the Board via mail or email, pharmacy.board@ky.gov.
  
  
  
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