Human Services Program Licensing

Becoming a Licensed Human Services Program or Provider

If you are interested in licensing a treatment or other human services program, please follow these steps. You can find a description of the different license types and links to their associated rules here.

Download the application here and mail it with the appropriate fee (below) to this address:
Utah Office of Licensing
Department of Health & Human Services
195 N 1950 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Payment must be submitted in the form of a money order, cashier’s check or company check (no personal checks accepted) made payable  to the Utah Department of Health & Human Services.

Fees for initial licenses are as follows:

  • Adult Day Care, Adoption Agencies, Day Treatment, Intermediate Secure Care, Outpatient Treatment, Residential
    Support, Residential Treatment, Social Detoxification, Therapeutic School – $900
  • Child Placing Foster Agencies – $250
  • Outdoor Youth Programs – $1,408
  • Recovery Residences – $1,295

DSPD Residential Support or Day Support programs with 3 or fewer clients require a certification rather than a license. Follow these steps to obtain a certification.

Download the appropriate certification application:

and submit it one of the following ways:

  • By email to
  • By fax to 801-538-4669
  • By mail to Office of Licensing, 195 N 1950 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
  • Renewing your License

    To renew your program’s license, please complete the following instructions:

    1. Approximately two months before your license expires, you will receive an auto-generated reminder from the Office of Licensing (OL). Fill out and submit a renewal application with the proper renewal fee. OL should receive this paperwork no later than 30 days before your license expires.
    2. You will also need to email your licensor the following documents 30 days prior to your license expiration:
      • Updated business license
      • Fire inspection
      • Health inspection (if applicable)
      • Organization chart
      • Verification of insurance coverage
      • Policy & procedure manual (if there have been any changes over the past year)
      • Youth Education Coordinating Form (if applicable)
      • Your licensor may request additional paperwork depending on the category of license
    3. Contact your licensor no later than 30 days before expiration to schedule a time for a program review and safety inspection. Then, review the licensor checklist to ensure that you have addressed all areas that the licensor will review
    4. Your licensor will renew your license when all paperwork has been submitted and all criteria have been met