Effective Date: 



Updated: 6/2018


State Law requires the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to collect fees for issuing registrations and for conducting background checks.  HHSC deposits the checks it receives in the state's general revenue fund.


When to Prepare

Complete the fee schedule form to submit with your fee payment. No cash is accepted.

Title 40 of the Texas Administrative Code, §745.507 establishes the following fee schedule for listed family homes and applicants for a listing:

$35 fee paid when the registration is requested.

$35 fee paid by the anniversary date of issuance of the registration.

$2 fee per person paid each time a Criminal History and Central Registry background check is requested. The $2 background check fee must be submitted with the appropriate child care fee schedule form to the address below.  Form 2971, Request for Criminal History and Central Registry Check, must be submitted separately through the online Child Care Licensing provider account to the local licensing office.

If a registered child care home pays less than the correct amount of the fee, it must pay the remainder. The law requires that if a family home fails to pay the annual registration fee when due, the registration will be suspended until the fee is paid. This means children must not be in care at the operation until the suspension is lifted.


Mail the completed corresponding fee schedule form for your home and your check or money order to:

Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Accounts Receivable
P.O. Box 149055
Austin, TX 78714-9055


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