Becoming a Provider

Steps to Becoming a Provider

  1. Contact Wright County adult foster care licensing by phone at 763-682-7489, or by email to discuss the licensing process.    

  2. Review applicable rules and State Statute: 245A 245C   Rule 203

  3. Attend orientation. Learn more about being  a license holder and determine if you would like to proceed with the process. You must review rule and statutes before attending and RSVP to licensing worker. An application will be given at this point.

  4. Complete the paperwork and tasks listed on this website. Submit all work to licensing.  

  5. Once the Fire Marshal has completed an inspection, call licensing to set up a home visit.


When all paperwork and training is complete, the licensing social worker will visit your home to learn more about your family and ensure that your home meets safety requirements for Adult Foster Care.

Please Note

  • The average time for completion of the licensing process is 90-120 days.
  • Recommendations are made to the state within 20 days of a completed application.
  • As part of the licensing process, you will learn about the Wright County Adult Foster Care program, licensing requirements, and how vulnerable adults enter into Adult Foster Care.
  • This process also involves gathering information about you, your family, and your home. Through the licensing process, we are able to identify the skills and strengths you bring to the foster care program and ensure standard licensing requirements are met.

  1. Step 1 - Paperwork
  2. Step 2 - Paperwork
  3. Step 3 - Paperwork

Family AFC Supplement to Application

Background Studies 
  • Background Studies must be completed for all members 13 and older. 

Fire Marshal Fee Instructions

Privacy Rights Notice

Social Family History

  • Each license applicant must complete and return to licensing

Social Family History of Household Members

  • Each household member (not the license applicant(s)) must complete and return to licensing 

Identification of Cultural Needs

More Information

If you live in Wright County, please contact the licensor by email. If you do not live in Wright County, please contact your local county social services department, contact information for Minnesota counties is available.