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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


Centers (capacity of 0-12)


Centers (capacity of 13-50)


Centers (capacity of 51-100)


Centers (capacity of 101+)


Invoices for the 2022 Annual License Fee will be mailed from the DHHS Controller's Office on November 1, 2022. This fee applies to the current calendar year. (January - December 2022) Payment, in full, must be paid ONLINE ONLY by December 16, 2022.

Link to Pay Annual License Fees

FAQ's for Annual License Fees

  • FAQ  (English)
  • FAQ  (Spanish)
  • For assistance regarding your payment, you may call 1-800-859-0829 (In State Only) or 919-814-6300


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

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


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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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