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Renewal Information

Renewal information will be sent three months before the expiration date of your license. Do not submit an online renewal application until after you receive the renewal information in the mail. If you submit it prior to receiving the renewal information in the mail, your application will not be entered into the licensing database properly and will have to be resubmitted.

If you wish to renew your license go to the online renewal application. If you did not submit a previous application online you will need to sign up for a MiLogin account.

Complete the online renewal application as soon as possible, but no later than 45 days prior to the expiration date of your license. Failure to return the application and renewal fee prior to the expiration of your license will result in the closure of your license. The fee is non-refundable.

Note: Internet Explorer is required to complete the online renewal application. In addition, you must have a credit card or a debit card to pay the fee online. (Discover or American Express Cards are not accepted.) If you don't have one of these, click here for centers and here for homes.

For all renewal applications, you are required to submit additional information as part of your renewal application. Forms not included in the online application packet are available on the licensing website at www.michigan.gov/michildcare-forms.

Child Care Centers Application Materials Checklist

The following must be returned to licensing:

  • Child Care Application (BCAL-3970).
  • Supplemental Information Child Care Center (BCAL-3601).
  • A copy of a valid driver license or valid state or federal government issued identification card for the licensee and/or licensee designee.
  • Background checks through the Child Care Background Check (CCBC) System for applicant, each partner, officer, or manager of a child care center if not previously completed for that person.
  • Child Care Center Designee (BCAL-5003), if applicable and if not previously completed.
  • Staffing Plan (BCAL-5001).
  • No change in Building Construction Declaration (BCAL-2129). Note: If you made changes to your building, you cannot use this form. Please contact your licensing consultant for instructions.
  • Self-Certification of Transportation Rules (BCAL-5044), if applicable. Note: This form is not required if transportation is provided in a school bus by a school. [R 400.8710]
  • Inspection of fuel-fired furnace by a licensed heating contractor.
  • Inspection of fuel-fired water heater by a licensed heating contractor or licensed plumbing contractor.
  • Documentation of fire safety.
    • If your program is located in a school building, complete the School-Building Fire Inspection Certification (BCAL-5043).
    • If your program is not located in a school building, you will need to do one of the following:
      • Request a fire safety inspection of your facility if it has been more than four years since the last fire safety inspection by a Qualified Fire Safety Inspectors.
      • Complete the No Change in Building Construction Declaration (BCAL-2129) form if there has not been any new construction, remodeling, additions or renovations made to the center since the most recent fire safety inspection. Note: If there has been any new construction, remodeling, additions or renovations, you must obtain a fire safety inspection.
  • Environmental Health Inspection Request (BCAL-1787-CC) ONLY if you have any of the following:
    • You have private well water and/or septic system.
    • You provide food service.
  • Annual Documentation of Compliance for School-Age Programs Exempt from Inspection & On-Site Visits, if applicable.
  • Online payment of the fee or a check or money order payable to the State of Michigan if submitting a paper renewal application. The renewal fees are as follows:

LICENSE CAPACITY

RENEWAL FEE

1 - 20 Children

$75.00

21 - 50 Children

$100.00

51 - 100 Children

$125.00

101+ Children

$150.00

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