Division of Licensing and Background Checks

The Division of Licensing and Background Checks is comprised of the Office of Licensing and the Office of Background Processing. We license Foster Homes, Child Care Facilities, Human Services Programs, and Health Facilities, utilizing rules established with community support, to protect the dependent and vulnerable citizens of Utah.

Division Results Statement: Vulnerable populations served by DLBC providers are protected and treated with dignity.

Our main office building is open to the public. Some DLBC staff have transitioned to telework and are not physically present in the building. We do have staff monitoring the incoming mail on a daily basis in the event that electronic submission is unavailable to you. Our mailing address is:

Division of Licensing and Background Checks
195 North 1950 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84116

We additionally have phone coverage during weekday business hours at 801-538-4242. Please call with any questions or to connect with a Licensing staff member.

We recommend emailing all submissions to our office via the following means:

What's New and More


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Office of Background Processing (OBP) is seeing significant delays in fingerprinting information being released due to complications the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is currently experiencing.  DPS is working on these issues but it is anticipated this will be the situation for several months. OBP will process background check applications as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience with this process.

DLBC Provider Portal Tour

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Upcoming training!

What: DACS Online Background Clearance Training

When: March 29, 2023, 11 a.m. to noon

Where: Virtual - join via Zoom

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Human Services Provider Training: Using the UCLAPP Portal

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Processes and forms for providers

Concerns or Incidents

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Notices of Agency Action issued by DLBC

Contact Office of Licensing:

(801) 538-4242
195 N 1950 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84116