If you are operating or planning to operate a child care program and you believe that the program may not be subject to licensure, you must apply to the Department for exemption from licensure by submitting an Exemption Request Form.
We will review the request and make a determination based on the applicable rules and guidelines. In addition to the listed exemption categories (see below), you may submit an Exemption Request Form for review if you do not charge a fee of any kind for your child care services. If your program was granted a previous exemption that has expired, or there have been any changes since then, you are required to submit a new request. Exemptions are valid only at the program address to which they were granted. If your program relocates, you must submit a new exemption application.
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