Effective Date: 



Updated: 5/2018



State Law requires the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to collect fees for issuing licenses, registrations, and listings 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, §§745.505-521 establishes the following fee schedule:
$35 nonrefundable fee for an initial application or compliance certificate to operate a child care operation paid when the application is submitted.
$2 fee per person paid each time a Criminal History and Central Registry background check is requested.  


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


Certified or state-run operations are exempt from application and licensing fees.

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