Adult Foster Care Licensing

Adult Foster Care is a home setting for adults who are unable to live independently due to physical, emotional, developmental or mental health impairments. Residents receive meals, support, supervision, and some assistance with personal care and living skills as needed.

  1. How do I become licensed?
  2. Re-Licensing
  3. Training Resources
Below are the Rules and Statues that are pertinent to each of the Licensing categories. We suggest that you visit the State of Minnesota Revisor's website using the link below to review and/or print each section applicable to your program license.

Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 245A (Human Services Licensing Act)

Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 245C (Human Services Background Studies Act)


Minnesota Rule/Statute cite


Rule 13 : Minn. Rules, parts 9543.0010 to 9543.0150 – Family Day Care, Adult Foster Care, and Child Foster Care; Licensing Functions of County and Private Agencies.
Rule 203: Minn. Rules, parts 9555.5105 to 9555.6265 – Administration of Adult Foster Care Services and Licensure of Adult Foster Homes