New Provider Licensing Application Packet

Thank you for your interest in child care licensing. The following information and forms are provided to assist you in your application for child care licensing in Clay County.

Licensing Fees


A $50 licensing fee must accompany your child care application. The $50 fee will cover your application, background checks for yourself, family members (13 years of age and older), and one substitute.

There is a $15 charge for each additional substitute / helper. Applications will not be accepted without the fee. This fee is non-refundable.

Licensing Instructions


The Family Child Care Licensing Process Instructions will help you get started with the licensing process.

Licensing Forms


Clay County Social Services makes available several applications for child care licensing forms to be filled out by those who want to become licensed child care providers in Clay County. All forms below must be completed as part of the application process. Return all required materials to Clay County Social Services:
715 11th St. N.
Suite 502
Moorhead, MN 56560

Forms on Site


Forms off Site


Additional required forms are available below from webpages outside of the Clay County website:

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