Child Care Permit Requirements
This list is a resource to support providers seeking information required for compliance with HEA 1073. HEA 1073 requires all licensed child care centers, licensed child care homes, and legally licensed exempt home providers that are eligible to participate in the CCDF program to provide documentation that their program is legally allowed to operate as a business in the county, city, or town in which the program is located.
In order to meet this requirement, the Office of Early Childhood and Out of School Learning is asking that, at initial application, or at the time the program’s license is to be renewed, either: 1) a business permit or business license be provided to the OECOSL to provide proof that the program has a valid business permit or business license; or 2) a signed statement from the county, city, or town stating that a business permit or business license is not required for their program to operate be submitted. This list is to be used as a resource for early childhood programs, however, Child Care Answers is serving as a resource as well. Central Indiana programs are encouraged to contact Child Care Answers for additional resource information.
We are in the process of working with several officials in Bartholomew County to determine requirements. Check back soon for more details, or contact your local town for more details.
Most cities and towns in Hamilton County do not require a business permit or license. However, some do. See below for specifics for your city or town, or contact the Hamilton County Planning Department at 317.776.8490 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most cities and towns in Hendricks County do not require a business permit or license. See letter. However, some do. See below for specifics for your city or town.
In Johnson County, unincorporated areas do NOT require a business license or permit. However, those in residential and agricultural zoning districts must comply with the County Zoning Ordinance. All child care providers in these districts who serve more than five children must obtain a Special Exception at a public heading by the County Board of Zoning Appeals. See letter for specifics. Contact Johnson County at 317.346.4350 for additional questions.