Licensing Application Process

Those interested in applying for a DCF license as a child caring facility, child placing agency, extended day treatment program, or outpatient psychiatric clinic for children should contact the DCF Licensing Unit at DCF.LICENSING@ct.gov or by calling 860-550-6532 prior to filing application paperwork.  This contact is helpful in determining the appropriate license type and in helping the prospective applicant understand the application process.   
 
The Department utilizes the Department of Administrative Services BizNet site for the filing of licensing application documents.  The site contains an instructional video and PowerPoint presentation to help guide applicants through the process.
 
For a description of the application and initial licensing process please consult the DCF Licensing Practice Guide.
 
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