Minnesota Licensing Contacts

The Minnesota Department of Human Services is responsible for licensing child care centers. For licensing questions regarding Child Care Centers, call 651-296-3971. For licensing information about a particular provider, visit Licensing Information Lookup page at the Department of Human Services.

The Child Care Licensing unit in each county is responsible for licensing family child care homes. Phone Numbers of County Licensing Divisions are listed below. When more information on child care licensing is available on a County website, a link is provided.

Links are to child care licensing information available on county Web sites. 

Aitkin

800-328-3744

Anoka

763-323-6102

Becker

218-847-5628

Beltrami

218-333-4269

Benton

320-968-5099

Big Stone

320-269-6401

Blue Earth

507-304-4273

Brown

507-359-6500

Carlton

800-642-9082

Carver

952-361-1714

Cass

218-547-1340

Chippewa

320-269-6401

Chisago

651-213-5200

Clay

218-299-5200

Clearwater

800-245-6064

Cook

218-387-3608

Cottonwood (has merged with Des Moines Valley Health and Human Services)

800-622-5207

Crow Wing

218-824-1344

Dakota

952-891-7400

Dodge

507-431-3711

Douglas

320-762-3850

Faribault

507-238-4757

Fillmore

507-765-2175

Freeborn

507-377-5511

Goodhue

651-385-3232

Grant

218-685-8200

Hennepin

612-348-3883

Houston

507-725-5811

Hubbard (PDF)

218-732-2413

Isanti

763-689-1711

Itasca

800-422-0312

Jackson

507-847-4000

Kanabec

320-679-6350

Kandiyohi (PDF)

320-231-7800

Kittson

218-843-2689

Koochiching

218-283-7000

Lac qui Parle

320-269-6401

Lake

218-834-8411

Lake of the Woods

218-634-2642

Le Sueur

507-357-8288

Lincoln

800-657-3760

Lyon

800-657-3760

McLeod

800-247-1756

Mahnomen

218-935-2568

Marshall

218-745-5124

Martin

507-238-4757

Meeker

320-693-5300

Mille Lacs

320-983-8208

Morrison

800-269-1464

Mower

507-377-5511

Murray

800-657-3760

Nicollet

507-386-4509

Nobles

507-295-5213

Norman

218-784-5400

Olmsted

507-328-6400

Otter Tail

218-998-8150

Pennington

218-681-2880

Pine

320-591-1581

Pipestone

507-825-6720

Polk

218-470-8422

Pope [PDF]

320-634-7781

Ramsey

651-266-3781

Red Lake

218-253-4131

Redwood (PDF)

507-637-4050

Renville

320-269-6401

Rice

507-332-6272

Rock

507-283-5070

Roseau

218-463-2411

St. Louis

218-726-2000

Scott

952-445-7751

Sherburne

800-422-5239

Sibley

507-237-4000

Stearns

320-656-6044

Steele

507-431-3711

Stevens

320-208-6600

Swift

320-843-3160

Todd

320-732-4500

Traverse

320-422-7774

Tribal Licensing:
Fond du Lac County [PDF]

218-878-2138

Tribal Licensing: Leech Lake [PDF]

218-335-8390

Tribal Licensing: Red Lake

218-679-3350

Tribal Licensing: White Earth [PDF]

218-983-3285

Wabasha

651-565-3351

Wadena

218-631-7605

Waseca

507-837-6676

Washington

651-430-6455

Watonwan

507-375-3294

Wilkin

218-643-7161

Winona

507-457-6500

Wright

763-682-7485

Yellow Medicine

320-564-2211