License Minnesota

Nursing Homes

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)

Agency contact information:

Health (MDH), Minnesota Department of
625 Robert St. N.
P.O. Box 64975
St. Paul, MN 55164-0975
(651) 201-5000 | (888) 345-0823 (MN toll free)
Health Regulation Division
Licensing and Certification Program
P.O. Box 64900, 85 East 7th Place, Ste. 220, St. Paul, MN 55164-0900 | (651) 201-4101
Contact Info:


Minnesota Department of Health

Nursing Home Licensure

Minnesota Health Care Facilities Programs 

The Minnesota Department of Health is the state's lead public health agency, responsible for protecting, maintaining and improving the health of all Minnesotans.


A new nursing home must meet a moratorium exception under Minn. Stat. § 144A.071 in order to receive an initial license.

A nursing home provides nursing care to 5 or more persons and must operate & provide services in compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and codes.


Base fee - $183, plus $91 per licensed bed.
There is also an additional $5 per licensed bed fee for nursing home resident advisory councils.

Period of Issuance:

One year from effective date.

Length of Determination Process:

Application should be submitted at least 90 days before the requested date for licensure. See Minn. Rule 4658.0025

Other Pertinent Information:

Licenses are renewed on an annual basis.

An annual statistical report is required to be submitted online by December 31st of each year.

Licenses are not transferable.