Home Daycares

Any home with a licensed daycare or group daycare must be inspected once during the lifetime of the daycare. In addition, basements and second floors must be approved prior to use. Inspections will be done by the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM), your local fire department, or other local jurisdiction.

Some fire departments will choose to inspect home daycares once each year. If the daycare has moved to a different home, that home must be inspected as well.

New Licensure

Print out the Fire/Life Safety Agreement (2 Pages) (PDF). When you submit your licensing application to KDHE, you will leave the Fire Inspection Section blank. KDHE will forward the information to OSFM and the inspection will be scheduled. Please note that you will keep the Fire/Life Safety Agreement until a fire official arrives to conduct the inspection. You do not submit it to KDHE.


OSFM does not conduct annual inspections of home day cares. However, many fire departments across the state will require an annual inspection. If yours does, you will need to contact them directly to schedule an inspection time.

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