Wholesale Distributors

Pursuant to KRS 315.402, a Wholesale Distributor license is required to operate as a wholesale distributor in Kentucky.  Wholesale Distributor licenses expire annually on September 30th. Renewal postcards will be mailed at the end of July. Online renewals will be available beginning in August.


Requirements for a resident Wholesale Distributor License

  • Complete the Wholesale Distributor License Application and indicate "New Wholesaler".
  • A payment of $100, 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
  • Inspection

Requirements for a non-resident Wholesale Distributor License

  • Complete the Wholesale Distributor License Application and indicate "New Wholesaler".
  • A payment of $100, by check, made out to the "Kentucky State Treasurer".
  • Verification of resident state license/permit.
  • Mail the completed application, check and verification of resident state license/permit to
    State Office Building Annex, Suite 300
    125 Holmes Street
    Frankfort, KY 40601

Requirements for a Change of Ownership for an existing Wholesale Distributor License

  • Complete the Wholesale Distributor License Application and indicate "Change of Ownership".
  • A payment of $75, by check, made out to the "Kentucky State Treasurer".
  • Signed document of previous owner or legal documentation of the ownership change.
  • Mail the completed application, check and signed document 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 Wholesale Distributor License

  • Complete the Wholesale Distributor License Application 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 license/permit with updated address for non-resident facilities.
  • Mail the completed application, check and copy a of resident state license/permit to
    State Office Building Annex, Suite 300
    125 Holmes Street
    Frankfort, KY 40601
  • Inspection for resident facilities.

Requirements for a Name Change for an existing Wholesale Distributor License

  • Complete the Wholesale Distributor License Application and indicate a "Name Change", or a personal letter of request.
  • Mail the completed application or letter to
    State Office Building Annex, Suite 300
    125 Holmes Street
    Frankfort, KY 40601

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

  
  
  
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