Child Care Licensing

Application Process

The application process takes approximately 3 months to complete from when you first inquire about a day care license. The process begins by contacting the county licensor at 218-387-3620. You will then receive a packet of information. You should then contact the licensor at 218-387-3620 to schedule an orientation meeting. At the orientation you are informed about the licensing process and the requirements of day care.


You must be at least 18 years of age to apply for a day care license. Reference letters, health reports, and background studies are done on the applicant. Background studies are also conducted on any family members 13 years or older residing in the day care home.


Initial Child Care License is valid for one year; License Fee is $150 Child Care License renewal is valid for two years; License Fee is $200

Contact Us

Joshua Beck
PHHS Director

Cook County Courthouse
411 W. 2nd Street
Grand Marais, MN 55604

Fax: 218.387.3020
Toll Free 1.800.663.6771

Monday – Friday
8am – 4pm
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