Licensing - HSLIC

Foster Care Homes

Foster care is short-term placement of a child who is in the custody and guardianship of the State of Utah in a licensed foster home. The Office of Licensing has the responsibility to license individual foster family homes to care for these children until a permanency plan has been developed for the child. Basic standards are enforced in licensing these homes and a home assessment is completed by a licensed Social Work Professional.

Foster Family homes are licensed on an annual basis with periodic visits from a Licensing Specialist to monitor and provide technical assistance or, when necessary, to investigate complaints.

Visit the Utah Foster Care Foundation for information on becoming a Licensed Provider.

Foster Family Care licensing is handled through the Administrative Office in Salt Lake City and through various regional offices throughout the state. Please see our list of regional offices for information about an office near you.