Louisville Metro

Type of Law

100% Smoke-free Workplaces and All Buildings Open to the Public. All buildings open to the public and other establishments where employees work on the premises.


Where smoking is not prohibited

Facilities owned or leased by tobacco manufacturers or wholesalers for the promotion, testing, research and/or development of tobacco products.




01/11/2008 Enactment and Implementation of Comprehensive Ordinance with no Churchill Downs exemption
12/21/2007 Ordinance overturned by Judge ruling it unconstitutional citing Churchill Downs exemption

Implementation of Amended Ordinance


Enactment of Amended Ordinance
11/15/2005 Implementation of Partial Law (all buildings open to the public, with significant exemptions)
08/17/2005 Enactment of Initial Ordinance
08/03/2005 First reading of Initial Ordinance
Link to Ordinance

All Ordinances