Yes, It Is Legal To Have A Home Baking Business In Kentucky!

In 2018, Kentucky legalized home baking for everyone! It is now legal for you to operate a home baking business right from your home kitchen!

Starting in 2018, Kentucky Has Allowed Home Baking for Everyone!

You no longer have to be a farmer to bake and sell in Kentucky! It’s very easy to get started.

2019 UPDATED LAW: HB 468

HB 468 passed the house and senate, and immediately became law with the Governor’s signature. This new update to HB 263 changes the law in a few ways.
  • A gross income of no more than sixty thousand dollars ($60,000) annually from the sale of the products
  • Beginning no later than January 1, 2020, a home-based processor shall be registered with the cabinet.
  • New foods allowed: non-potentially hazardous foods including but not limited to dried herbs, spices, nuts, candy, dried grains.

History Of The Law Change

  • On January 29, 2018 House Bill 263 was filed by Representative Richard Heath! We want to thank everyone who called their local legislator to voice their support of this bill!

  • On February 23, 2018 House Bill 263 passed the Kentucky House of Representatives unanimously!

  • On March 21, 2018, House Bill 263 passed the Kentucky Senate unanimously! It became law in July 2018.

  • On April 2, 2018 House Bill 263 was signed by Governor Matt Bevin! This law took effect on July 14, 2018!

  • In 2019, House Bill 468 passed and became law. This updates what HB 263 did to add certain restrictions, and allow more non-potentially hazardous foods to be sold.

We are excited to see the outdated 2003 law changed. Why should it be a crime for grandma’s in Kentucky to sell their cookies to neighbors?

Thank you to everyone who supported House Bill 263!

Check out our blog page ‘Your Local Kentucky Home Baker‘ to see the talented home bakers across Kentucky!