Inspections for Child Care Centers
You are required to get a number of inspections prior to receiving or renewing your license to operate a child care center. This information is only for child care centers.
• Environmental Health Inspections Environmental health inspections are required at original application and in certain situations at renewal. If certain changes are made to the center, a plan review may be required.
• Fire Safety Inspections Fire safety inspections are required at original application and every other renewal. If certain renovations are done at the center, a plan review may be required.
• Lead Hazard Risk Assessment A lead hazard risk assessment is required if the building was built prior to 1978. The lead hazard risk assessment must be conducted by a certified risk assessor. Find a certified risk assessor at this link.
• Playground Inspections If a playground is on the premises of a child care center, it must comply with licensing rules 400.5117(7)-(9). Compliance is usually determined by having a playground inspection.