Agency Response to the COVID-19 Precautions​


As per the governor’s recommendations all State Office Buildings will no longer be allowed to conduct any walk in business in a face to face manner until further notice.  Our business will be conducted via mail, email (, fax and telephone. 

Per the Executive Orders issued by Governor Andy Beshear the following actions are in place and will remain until the Governor lists the restrictions on the Executive Orders:

  • ALL Shops are to be closed
  • NO person should be practicing 
  • ALL examination are cancelled and will be rescheduled when allowed
  • ALL applications (including exam, shops, endorsement, original licenses and license restorations) are not being processed at this time.  If the BOard office receives an application it will be held until normal business has resumed.

Who We Are

The Kentucky Board of Barbering is an independent agency of the state government. Four board members are licensed and practicing barbers in the Commonwealth, one board member is a consumer at large.

Our Mission

To protect the health and safety of the public or to protect the public against misrepresentation, deceit, or fraud in the practice or teaching of Barbering.


Fee's for Current Renewal

The following is a list of fees that will be implemented by the board for this renewal period.
Renewal fees:
Barber License- $50
Barber Shop License- $50
Independent Contact Owner- $50
Barber school license- $200
Teacher of barbering- $100

Initial fees:
Apprentice- $50
Barber- $50
Independent Contract Owner- $50
Teacher of barbering- $100
Barber shop- $100
Barber school license- $500

Late Fees:
Barber- $25
Barber shop- $25
Independent Contract Owner- $25
Teacher of barbering- $100
Barber school- $100



Not Received Your License


No renewed licenses will be reprinted until 30 days after the have they have been mailed out.  If you have not received your license after 30 days you must submit a written statement requesting a reprint of the licenses.  This statement must indicate which licenses you need reprinted and you must give a current mailing address.  Any requests for a reprint of a license received after September 1st, will need the required $10 duplicate fee.   











Renew Your License

Barbers, Barber Shops and Independent Contact Owners can now renew their license(s) online.

Renew License

Barber License Lookup

Search for individual barbers by inputting some or all of the criteria along with the verification code.

License Lookup

Barber Shop License Lookup

Search for barber shops by inputting some or all of the criteria along with the verification code.

License Lookup

Interested in Becoming a Barber?

Becoming a barber is no easy task. It takes a lot of time and dedication, but it is a very rewarding career. Here is a list of resources that potential barbers should review prior to committing to become a Barber.

  • Read the Laws and Regulations​ that govern Barbering in Kentucky.
  • Review the Curriculum and understand the time and commitment it takes to become a Barber.
  • Find a School of Barbering. There are 13 schools within Kentucky. Please take some time to find one that is near you, and works into your schedule.
  • After you have completed your Curriculum, then you can apply for your Barbering License.

Our Office Location

Kentucky Board of Barbering
312 Whittington Parkway
Suite 110
Louisville, KY 40222

Get Directions

(502) 429-7148
(502) 429-7169
(502) 429-7149 (fax)

Office Hours:
8 am to 4:30 pm

KBOB Office Closed:
9/2/19 (Labor Day)
11/11/19 (Veterans Day)
11/28/19 and 11/29/19 (Thanksgiving)
12/24/19 and 12/25/19 (Christmas)
12/31/19 and 1/1/20 (New Year's)

of severe weather and may be unable to provide specific notice of the closing.