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The Harris County Sheriff’s Office will process, issue, investigate, suspend, revoke and/or deny Boarding Home permits in accordance with the Boarding Home Regulations for Unincorporated Harris County.

Effective March 1, 2021, all Boarding Homes operating in Unincorporated Harris County must be permitted in accordance with the Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 260.

Boarding Homes in existence at the time of the adoption of these regulations have six (6) months from March 1, 2021 to initiate the application process to obtain a Class 1 Boarding Home Permit.


Boarding Home Permit Information

Apply for a Class I Permit

Apply for a Class II Permit

Contact the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Boarding Home Detail via Email Boardinghomes@Sheriff.hctx.net or call 832-927-2975 for an appointment.

All Owners/Operators, employees, and volunteers who have direct contact with Boarding Home residents are required to obtain a valid Class II Permit.

Documents required for issuance of Class II Permit

  • Color copy of Government Issued Identification
  • Color Copy of SS Card
  • Signed Criminal History Statement
  • Signed Owner/Employee Affidavit