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Annual License Fee

The Division of Child Development and Early Education assesses an annual license fee to active child care providers in accordance with N.C.G.S. 110-90(1a).


Annual License Fee Invoice Amounts
Family Child Care Homes $52.00
Centers (capacity of 0-12) $52.00
Centers (capacity of 13-50) $187.00
Centers (capacity of 51-100) $375.00
Centers (capacity of 101+) $600.00

Invoices for 2017 Annual License Fee will be mailed on November 3, 2017. This fee applies to the current calendar year. (January 2017 - December 2017) Payment, in full, must be paid ONLINE ONLY by December 15, 2017.

Link to Pay Annual License Fees

FAQ's for Annual License Fees

  • FAQ's
  • For assistance regarding your payment, please call 919-527-6335 or 1-800-529-0829 (In State Only)


*The Annual License Fee not apply to religious sponsored facilities operated pursuant to a Notice of Compliance, or state, or public school operated child care facilities

**Failure to pay your Annual License Fee on time may result in administrative action, up to and including revocation of your child care license.




2201 Mail Service Center | Raleigh, NC 27699-2200
919-527-6335 | 1-800-859-0829 (In State Only)

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