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Title: Adult Foster Care License (DHS Rule 203)
Alternate Title: Adult Foster Care License (DHS Rule 203)
Description: Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS)
Subject: Adult Care
Foster Care
Creation Date: 9/11/2008 2:10:32 PM
Modification Date: 9/12/2019 2:48:56 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 the licensing of adult foster homes to the counties. For license information, contact your County Social Services Department or County Human Services Department.
Division URL:
Division Description:
Division Phone: Division Fax: Division URL:
Audience: Application URL:
Renewal URL:
Versa URL:

Review Foster Care

Rules: 9555.5105 - .6265

Statutes: 245A


Review Foster Care


A county agency may also 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:

An adult foster care license is generally issued for two years, after 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: Adult foster care
Foster Care
License Detail URL:

Foster Care


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Minnesota Department of Human Services


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