Title: Private Child Caring or Placing Agency License (Rule 4)
Description: Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS)
Creation Date: 9/11/2008 2:16:21 PM
Modification Date: 2/19/2010 9:52:41 AM
Agency Name: Human Services (DHS), Minnesota Department of
Agency URL: https://mn.gov/dhs
Agency Description: 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.
Agency Phone: 651-431-2000
Agency Fax: Agency URL: https://mn.gov/dhs
Division Name: Division of Licensing
Division Phone: 651-431-6500
Division Fax: Division URL:
See Minn. Rules 9545.0755-.0845
Rules: 9545.0755 - .0845
MN Dept. of Human Services (DHS) License Application Form
MN Tax Identification Form
Worker's Compensation Insurance Form
Initial Applicant Information
Staff information form
Projected/actual operating budget
Notice to applicants
More licensing information and application forms are available at Searchable document library (eDocs)
Initial License Application Fee: The initial license application fee is $500. 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
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: 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.
Child Foster Care
License Detail URL:
DHS Licensing Information Lookup