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Title: Private Child Caring or Placing Agency License (Rule 4)
Alternate Title:
Description: Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS)
Subject: Adoption
Child Placement
Creation Date: 9/11/2008 2:16:21 PM
Modification Date: 12/30/2019 4:28:18 PM
Agency Name: Human Services (DHS), Minnesota Department of
Agency URL:
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:
Agency Address:

St. Paul
Division Name: Division of Licensing
Division URL:
Division Description:
Division Phone: 651-431-6500
Division Fax: Division URL:
Audience: Hold Application URL:
Renewal URL:
Versa URL:

Review Foster care

Rules: 9545.0755 - .0845

Statutes: 245A


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.
Other Info:
Activity: Adoption
Child Placement
Child Foster Care
License Detail URL:

Foster care


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Minnesota Department of Human Services


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