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Title: Child Care Center License (Rule 3)
Alternate Title:
Description: Child care licensure is mandated in law and ensures that licensed programs provide healthy and safe settings that meet quality standards. Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS)
Subject: Child Care
Child Care Centers
Creation Date: 9/11/2008 2:11:48 PM
Modification Date: 6/2/2022 4:26:52 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:
Requirements: Review Child care and early education
Rules: 9503.0005 - .0170

Statutes: 245A


Review Child care and early education


See Child care and early education

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: Child Care
License Detail URL:

Child care and early education


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Minnesota Department of Human Services


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