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  • Get a License to provide Child Care.
  • Get a license to provide Adult Care. The following directory of Adult CareRegional Offices identifies what county each office covers. Call the appropriate office for licensing information.
  • Get a License to provide Children's Residential Care. The following directory of Children's Residential CareRegional Offices identifies what county each office covers. Call the appropriate office for licensing information.
  • Get a License to provide Residential Care for the Elderly. The following directory of Senior CareRegional Offices identifies the counties covered by each office. Call the appropriate office for licensing information.
  • Get information on Mental Health Treatment Licensing. The programs subject to licensure by MHTL are Mental Health Rehabilitation Centers (MHRCs) and Psychiatric Health Facilities (PHFs).
  • CCLD Application Support Desk - for a fee, you may obtain a listing of licensed community care facilities in your area. Call our support desk at (916) 651-5241.