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Before applying for a license, please see How to Apply for a Child Care or Preschool License.
News Release 9/22/23: DHHS Extends Timeline to Cover Child Care Provider Fingerprinting Costs
A licensee (owner of the program) must notify the Department and complete the required paperwork when there is a change of:
When amending an application, please go to the appropriate "Amendment to an Application" documents in the Applications for Licensure section for the application and instructions.
The fee must be received before a license will be issued.
License fees are non-refundable.
Fees must be paid by check or money order. Cash is not acceptable.
Please mail fees to:
DHHS Licensure UnitChildren's Services LicensingPO Box 94986Lincoln NE 68509-4986
For information specific to your license type, please visit the page for that license type.
Compliance Reviews are completed whenever Child Care Licensing conducts an inspection or investigates a complaint at a licensed child care or preschool facility. Compliance Reviews are available to the public.
Requests can be made to:
When making a request, please provide:
Lincoln: Nebraska State Office Building301 Centennial Mall South14th & M Streets, 3rd FloorLincoln NE 68508
Omaha: Omaha State Office Building1313 Farnam, 3rd FloorOmaha NE 68102
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed on federal holidays