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Title: Child Foster Care License
Alternate Title:
Description: Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS)
Subject: Foster Care
Creation Date: 9/11/2008 2:11:48 PM
Modification Date: 6/8/2020 4:28:01 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: The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) has delegated licensing of child foster homes to county and private agencies. For license information, contact your County Social Services Department or Human Services Department.
Division URL:
Division Description:
Division Phone: Division Fax: Division URL:
Audience: Hold Application URL:
Renewal URL:
Versa URL:

Review Foster Care

Rules: 2960.3000 - .3340

Statutes: 245A


Review Foster Care


A county agency may charge a fee to a corporate applicant or corporate license holder to recover the actual cost of licensing inspections, not to exceed $500 annually.

Counties may elect to reduce or waive the fees:

 1) in cases of financial hardship;

2) if the county has a shortage of providers in the county's area; or

3) for new providers.

Period of Issuance:

A child foster care license may be issued for up to two years following the first year of licensure.

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: Foster Care
Child Foster Care
License Detail URL:


Online Services 

DHS Licensing Information Lookup

Minnesota Department of Human Services


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