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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 North Carolina General Statute § 110-90(1a). The Annual License Fee does not apply to state or public-school operated child care facilities, or to religious sponsored facilities operated pursuant to a Notice of Compliance. This fee applies to the current calendar year (January - December 2023). Payments must be submitted ONLINE ONLY no later than December 31, 2023


Annual License Fee Invoice Amounts

Family Child Care Homes


Centers (capacity of 0-12)


Centers (capacity of 13-50)


Centers (capacity of 51-100)


Centers (capacity of 101+)



Link to Pay Annual License Fees

FAQ's for Annual License Fees

  • FAQ  (English)
  • FAQ  (Spanish)
  • For further assistance regarding your license fee, please email [email protected] or call 919-814-6487.


*Failure to pay the license fee is a violation of NCGS § 110-90(1a) and can result in a revocation of your child care license. In addition, unpaid license fees will be assessed a 10% late fee and accrued interest as established by NCGS § 147-86.23.


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2201 Mail Service Center | Raleigh, NC 27699-2200
919-814-6300 | 1-800-859-0829 (In State Only)
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