Human Services of Faribault and Martin Counties is responsible for licensing family child care homes in the county. Providers who care for children from more than one family must be licensed. The county provides on-line orientation training, facilitates background studies done by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, conducts home interviews, safety checks, recommends licensure, conducts investigations, and supports providers in meeting the health and safety needs of the children in their care.
Call the Martin County Center at (507) 238-4757 or the Faribault County Center at (507) 526-3265 and ask to speak to the licensing worker. A packet of information with an application and rules/regulations will be promptly sent to you.
Licensed family child care providers have the right to request a variance of capacity or age distribution under MN Rules 9502.0367. The goal of Faribault and Martin Counties variance policy is to meet the needs of parents and providers while keeping the safety and well-being of children the very priority.
Effective January 1, 2021: Counties must use a uniform application form developed by the commissioner for variance requests made by family child care license holders. Counties must publish their policies and criteria for issuing variances on their public websites and also distribute those policies to all family child care license holders annually.
For more information see Documents or call the Martin County Center at (507) 238-4757 or the Faribault County Center at (507) 526-3265 and ask to speak to the licensing worker.