License Minnesota

Semi-Independent Living Services (SILS) for Persons with Developmental Disabilities

Semi-Independent Living Services (SILS) include training and assistance in managing money, preparing meals, shopping, personal appearance and hygiene and other activities needed to maintain and improve an adult with developmental disabilities' capacity to live in the community. SILS are state and county funded.

Agency contact information:

Human Services (DHS), Minnesota Department of
P.O. Box 64242
St. Paul, MN 55164-0242
(651) 431-2000 | For TTY/TDD communication, use Minnesota Relay Service at 711 or (800) 627-3529
Division of Licensing
(651) 431-6500
Contact Info: General questions email contact


Minnesota Department of Human Services

People with Disabilities


DHS Licensing Information Lookup

DHS Web Payments

Online Services

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) offers programs for health care, child support, food support, general assistance, nursing home care, seniors, people who are deaf, people who have developmental disabilities, foster care, child protection and adult and children's mental health services.


Minn. Stats. 245A


Application Form

Worker's Compensation Insurance Form

More licensing information and application forms are available on the MN Dept. of Human Services (DHS) website, at Licensing forms, under Forms for mental health and chemical health programs and at the People with Disabilities section.


These services are governed by Minn. Stat. Chapter 245B and these standards describe:

1) requirements for conducting assessments of persons receiving services;
2) developing programming to respond to identified needs of the individual;
3) ensuring rights of persons receiving services;
4) identifying staff qualifications, orientation and training requirements,
5) service expectations to ensure health and safety of persons receiving services, and
6) policy and procedure requirements of the program.


Initial License Application Fee: The initial license application fee is $550. It is not prorated, is nonrefundable, and is in lieu of the annual license fee that expires on December 31. No application will be processed until the application fee is paid.

Annual License Fee: See Minn. Stat. § 245A.10.

Licensing surcharge to be assessed

The Minnesota Legislature passed legislation requiring a 10% surcharge of no less than $5 and no more than $150 on each business, commercial, professional or occupational license. The funding from this surcharge will go to MN.IT Services (formerly Office of Enterprise Technology (OET)), which is establishing an electronic licensing system for the state. The surcharge will be in place through June 30, 2015. See Minn. Stat. § 16E.22.

Period of Issuance:

Except for the initial license which is 12 months or less and expires on December 31, licenses are issued for one year on a calendar year basis.

Length of Determination Process:

Minn. Stat. § 245A.04, subd. 1 requires that the Commissioner shall act on the application within 90 working days after a complete application and any required reports have been received from other state agencies or departments, counties, municipalities, or other political subdivisions.

Other Pertinent Information:

Technical assistance may be obtained by contacting the DHS, Disability Services Division (651) 431-2400 or (800) 747-5484.

Minn. Stat. § 245B

Disabilities Services Program Manual

Information and applications regarding enrollment as a MHCP provider may be obtained by contacting the MN Dept. of Human Services, MHCP Enrolled Providers at (651) 431-2700 or (800) 366-5411.