The Department of Human Services' Licensing Information Lookup is an online search tool that displays public information for all DHS-licensed programs.
The information available includes frequently requested public information for licensed programs, including: child care programs, group homes for people with disabilities, and a range of other services for children and vulnerable adults.
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Licensing Information Lookup (LIL) provides program-specific information about licensed and certified programs. LIL is also a document repository for licensing actions taken by the Department against a program. LIL is searchable by name, city, county, ZIP code, program type, and license number.
LIL shows the status of the license, the license number, license holder, type of service, initial effective date, what services the program is licensed to provide, any additional information, and the results of monitoring visits. Searches can be done for specific license types and information can be exported into a CSV file.
Summaries of the results of monitoring visits are posted in a chart format for licensed and certified child care centers.
Maltreatment investigative memorandum and licensing actions excluding correction orders are posted.
Maltreatment information, licensing actions and maltreatment investigation documents are posted to Licensing Information Lookup for four years.
Licensing information, licensing actions, and maltreatment investigation documents are posted to Licensing Information Lookup for four years.
In 2017 with new federal and state requirements, the department made improvements to the way information was displayed for child care providers. The department developed guidelines for how we display public licensing information for child care programs. The guidelines for posting child care licensing information DHS-7698 (PDF) describe the way public licensing information for child care programs was previously displayed on our website and the changes and improvements we made. This document is a great resource in understanding what information can be found on LIL and how it is posted.