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Fees

Licensing Fees

Colorado Department of Human Services

Division of Child Care Licensing Fees

Effective June 1, 2012

(See General Rules for complete details)

Family Child Care Home (1-8 children)

Original Application and Continuation

$ 24
Large Family Child Care Home (7-12 children)

Original Application and Continuation

$ 36
Experienced Family Child Care Home

Original Application and Continuation

$ 39

Changes to Licenses of Family Child Care Home, Large Family Child Care Home, and Experienced Family Child Care Home will never exceed the cost of the original or continuation fee.

Child Care Center, Preschool, School-Age Child Care Center, Resident Camp

Original Application and Continuation (5-20 children)

$ 77

Original Application and Continuation (21-50 children)

$ 121

Original Application and Continuation (51-100 children)

$ 176

Original Application and Continuation (101-150 children)

$ 270

Original Application and Continuation (151-250 children)

$ 374

Original Application and Continuation (251 or more  children)

$ 528
Day Treatment Center

Original Application and Continuation

$ 44
Specialized Group Facility

Original Application and Continuation

$ 121
Child Placement Agency Licensed for Foster Care

Original Application

$ 627

Continuation (0-5 homes)

$ 319

Continuation (6-15 homes)

$ 407

Continuation (16-30 homes)

$ 506

Continuation (31-50 homes)

$ 594

Continuation (51 or more homes)

$ 693
Child Placement Agencies Licensed for Adoption

Original Application

$ 479

Continuation (0-5 finalized adoptions)

$ 242

Continuation (6-11 finalized adoptions)

$ 270

Continuation (12-17 finalized adoptions)

$ 286

Continuation (18-23 finalized adoptions)

$ 319

Continuation (24 or more finalized adoptions)

$ 330

A Child Placement Agency licensed for both foster care and adoptions will pay only one fee - either the foster care fee or the adoption fee, whichever is greater.

The annual report required by regulation 7.710.72, B, must be attached.

Homeless Youth Shelter

Original Application and Continuation

$330
Neighborhood Youth Organization

Original Application and Continuation

$77
 Residential Care Facility 

 Original Application

 $ 792

 Continuation (1-12 children)

 $ 242

 Continuation (13-25 children)

 $ 396

 Continuation (26-50 children)

 $ 550

 Continuation (51 or more children)

 $ 715
RCCF/RTC's pay one continuation fee per year based on the total licensed capacity of the facility.
 Secured Residential Treatment Center 

 Original Application and Continuation

 $ 924
Change to License $ 44
 Duplicate License $ 33 

 *Please see the General Rules for International Adoption Agencies, CCCAP - Exempt Family Child Care Homes.

 

Background Investigations Unit Fees

(See General Rules for complete details)

 

Facility Inquiry form is to be used by all facilities licensed by CDHS, Division of Child Care.  Please ensure that only one license number is listed on the form and that it is the license number for the facility at which the individual works or is identified as working at.  This includes those employees who float between licensed facilities.  Please use the same license number that was used on the fingerprint card when the card was submitted to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

 

For Family Child Care Homes

Background Investigation Unit Facility Inquiry Form: This form must be completed for each adult NOT LIVING in the provider’s home that provides care for children, which includes a permanent substitute(s) and the second (2nd) provider for a large family child care home. The completed form must be accompanied by a SEPARATE check or money order for $33.00, made payable to CDHS, BIU Records and Reports. Include the completed form and check with your application packet.
 

For Child Care Centers

Background Investigation Unit Facility Inquiry Form: This form must be completed for each employee at the child care center, which includes substitute(s). The completed form must be accompanied by a SEPARATE check or money order for $33.00, made payable to CDHS, BIU Records and Reports. Include the completed form and check with your application packet.
 

For Day Treatment, Residential Child Care Facility (RCCF), Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF), Therapeutic Residential Child Care Facility (TRCCF), Adoption and Foster Care

Background Investigation Unit Facility Inquiry Form: This form must be completed for all employees of the faciity or agency. The completed form must be accompanied by a SEPARATE check or money order for $33.00, made payable to CDHS, BIU Records and Reports. Include the completed form and check with your application packet.

 

FBI and CBI Fingerprint fees: Please submit a check with the fingerprint cards to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, 690 Kipling, Suite 300, Lakewood, CO 80215. NOTE: Please maintain a copy of the final fingerprint cards for your personnel files. See additional information regarding these fees below.

 

  • CBI Fees - $17.50 per individual
  • FBI Fees - $22.00 per individual


 

 

CBI Fingerprint Fees 

(See General Rules for complete details)

 

Each owner, employee, who is eighteen (18) years of age or older, and newly hired employee who is eighteen (18) years of age or older, of a facility or agency must submit to CBI a complete set of fingerprints to obtain any criminal record held by the CBI. Payment of the $17.50 fee for the criminal record check is the responsiblity of the individual being checked or the facility or agency. The results of the criminal record check must be maintained at the home, center, facility, or agency and must be available for review upon request by a licnesing specialist.

 

Any adult volunteer, working as a staff member to meet the required staff child ratio or staff qualifications, who works 14 days or more in a calendar year, must submit to CBI a complete set of fingerprints taken by a qualified law enforcement agency to obtain a criminal record check. The results of the criminal record check must be maintained at the facility or agency and must be available for inspection by a licnesing specialist.

 

For Resident Children's Camps

Only in the case of a children's resident camp or school-age child care center, out-of-state persons employed in a temporary capacity for less than ninety (90) days are not required to be fingerprinted to obtain a criminal record check. Each person exempted from fingerprinting and being checked with the state Department's automated system must sign a statement which affirmatively states that she/he has not been convicted of any charge of child abuse or neglect, unlawful sexual offense, or any felony.

 

Prospective employers of such exempted persons shall conduct reference checks of the prospective employees in order to verify previous work history and shall conduct personal interviews with each such prospective employee.

FBI Fingerprint Fees

(See General Rules for complete details)

House Bill 11-1145, passed in the 2011 session of the Colorado Legislature, mandates that all employees hired on or after August 10, 2011 at any licensed child care facility, except summer camps operating for less than 90 calendar days, shall complete a FBI background check in addition to the CBI, TRAILS, and ICON background checks currently required by law. The additional fee for a FBI background check is $22.00. Providers or prospective employees will submit their fingerprint card through the normal procedure, but will attach the additional fee.

 

Portabiity of Background Checks

(See General Rules for complete details)

 

House Bill 11-1102 passed in the 2011 session of the Colorado Legislature, creates limited portability of criminal background checks in limited circumstances, which became effective on August 10, 2011.


 

Order Fingerprint Cards

Fingerprint cards can be purchased through State Forms:

STATE FORMS CENTER

4999 OAKLAND STREET, DENVER CO 80239

Phone: 303-370-2165/Fax: 303-320-1050

 


Questions - Call:

Division of Child Care - 303-866-5958

Colorado Bureau of Investigation - 303-239-4208

Background Investigations Unit - 303-866-7187