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Residential and Community-Based Care Licensing and Certification: Adult Family Homes

Learn more about an adult family home (AFH) license.


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An AFH license is for facilities where three or four adults (aged 18 and older), who aren't related to the licensee, live. AFH residents also get services, care, or treatment that's beyond room and board. This can include up to seven hours per week of nursing care per person.


An adult family home license is valid indefinitely unless suspended or revoked.


$171 for two years. The Division of Quality Assurance (DQA), Bureau of Assisted Living, sends facility reports and fee notices to the AFH every two years.


For AFH license application details, view Opening an Adult Family Home. You must complete the application process within six months of submitting a request.

Last revised January 26, 2023