Adult foster care licensing for new providers & licensees

Are you interested in becoming a licensed adult foster care provider in Cass, Crow Wing, Douglas, Morrison, Otter Tail, Todd, or Wadena county? We can help! Simply follow the steps below or contact a Sourcewell licensing specialist to get started.

The licensing process can take up to 90 to 120 days to complete.

Regional Family Adult Foster Care Conference

Connect and elevate best practices as a licensed family adult foster care program at this virtual conference. This conference is open to individuals that operate a family adult foster care license in the following counties: Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd, Wadena, Otter Tail, and Douglas Counties.

Check back in 2024 for more details.

Sourcewell licensing consultant working with provider

How to become a licensed provider

    Adult Foster Care (AFC) Applicant Packet

    Community Residential Setting (CRS) Applicant Packet

    Those interested in a CRS license should email
    Please include county of residence in your communication.

    Once applicant packet has been received, a Sourcewell licensing specialist will initiate the licensing process beginning with background studies and Fire Marshal request.

    Once everything has been completed, your regional licensing specialist will submit the recommendation within 20 business days to DHS for licensure.

    Final approval will be given by DHS.


    Contact or call 218-895-4120.

    Please include your county of residence in all communications.