Child and Adult Care Facilities

503.988.3400

Multnomah County Environmental Health provides health, safety and sanitation inspections to child care centers, family homes and residential treatment centers in Multnomah County. These facilities are licensed by other agencies.

When you apply for or renew your license, you will be notified that you need to obtain an inspection from us.

Child Care Facilities

We inspect certified child care centers, certified family homes, and before and after school programs licensed by Oregon’s Office of Child Care.

To Get a License

Visit the State of Oregon website. You must apply for a license if you are:

  • Opening a new center or care home
  • Renewing your license
  • Changing ownership/operation
  • Reopening after a lapse in certification
  • Changing location

To Request an Inspection

  • If you’ve already received a licensing packet ­from the state - fill out and send us the top part of the  Sanitation Inspection Form (Sample) (462.76 KB) along with the appropriate fee payment. An inspector will then come out and conduct the inspection.
  • If you don’t have the state sanitation inspection form - complete and send us a  Child Care Inspection Request Form (41.69 KB) along with the appropriate fee payment at least 30 days in advance of expiration.

Plan Review

If you’re remodeling or opening a new child care facility, you may need a Child Care Plan Review (47.57 KB). Call inspector Lisa Matos at 503-988-9403 for more information.

Fees

Child care centers, based on the number of children:

  • 1-12 children: $250
  • 13-20 children: $255
  • 21 and over: $270

Family homes: $250
Before and after school programs: $245

Minor plan review: $175
Major plan review: $295


Child and Adult Care Food Programs

We conduct annual kitchen inspections to meet requirements for Child and Adult Care Food Programs (CACFP) funding. Send us a completed CACFP Inspection Request Form (49.15 KB) at least 30 days before your current inspection expires.

If you’re remodeling or constructing a new kitchen, you may need a plan review. Call inspector Lisa Matos at 503-988-9403 for more information.

Fees:

  • Full service kitchen: $275
  • Satellite kitchen: $275
  • Serving kitchen: $245
  • Program in conjunction with school: $155
  • Plan review: $175 per hour

Residential Treatment Centers and Miscellaneous Inspections

To request a Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) inspection, a National School Lunch Program (NSLP) inspection, a consultation, or any other inspection required by any agency except Oregon's Office of Child Care, send us a completed Miscellaneous Care Facilities Inspection Request Form (44.1 KB) along with the appropriate fee payment.

If you’re remodeling or opening a new center or some other non-licensed facility (halfway house, shelter, etc.), you may need a  Non-Licensed Facility Plan Review (47.7 KB). Call inspector Lisa Matos at 503-988-9403 for more information.

Fees:

  • Day treatment: $235
  • Residential treatment: $305
  • Plan review: $175 per hour

Adult Foster Homes

Request an inspection directly from Multnomah County Aging, Disability and Veterans Services.


Contact Us

Multnomah County Environmental Health
847 NE 19th Ave, Ste 350
Portland, Oregon (Map)
503-988-3400

503-988-5844 fax
foodsafety@multco.us