Foster Care Licensing

  1. Adult Foster Care

Adult Foster Care License Process

  1. Attend information session to receive basic information and application
  2. All household members over 13 need to pass state background studies. There is a cost for this.
  3. Have a fire marshal inspection of your home at a cost of $50
  4. County licensing will contact three references you have listed in your application.
  5. Complete an intake interview with a county licensor in your home
  6. Write required policies and procedures for your home
  7. Complete a three-hour orientation with your licensor. County licensing staff makes a recommendation to the state regarding your license
  8. The state makes the final licensing decision

If you are interested in pursuing foster care licensing or have more questions, please register for an information session. View our calendar. Learn more about the process with our Host County Notification (PDF) brochure.

It is Sherburne County's policy that all requests for placement in a Sherburne County licensed adult foster care home from agencies and counties outside of Sherburne, complete this paperwork and have it approved by Sherburne County PRIOR to placement of an adult foster care resident in a Sherburne County adult foster home.

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