Fairfax County Permit
Chapter 30-3-1 of the Code of Fairfax requires that persons
in Fairfax County obtain a County Home Child Care Permit if
they are caring for up to 5 children (other than their own)
in their homes. Provider Services staff ensure compliance
with the ordinance by assessing, monitoring and providing
technical assistance to new applicants and providers who renew
their permit each year.
The Virginia Department of Social Services Division of Licensing
is responsible for licensing family child care homes with
6 to 12 children and programs serving children in center facilities.