In accordance with Minnesota Statute 245A.151, a list of fire departments and cities that have been trained and are approved by the State Fire Marshal Division for the purpose of conducting day care/foster care inspections has been established.
All requests for fire inspections that are required by the Department of Human Services (DHS) should be sent directly to the departments/cities on this list. This list will be updated as new fire department/cities are added. Fire departments or cities wishing to be added to this list (or having questions) should contact Ryan Whiting, fire safety supervisor, and a sign-up form will be sent to you by email.
Note: DHS Interagency Request Form will only be given by your licensor. Click here to see the owner's permission to inspect form.
Trained local inspectors
Local officials can conduct inspections of DHS-licensed facilities but they must meet minimum criteria. The minimum criteria are outlined in this information sheet
Map of adult and child foster care, and group and family daycare inspectors
- View this interactive map to find people in your county who inspect adult and child foster care, and group and family daycare facilities.
Map of adult daycare, chemical treatment facility, child center, preschool and DHS-licensed facility inspectors
- View this interactive map to find people in your county who inspect adult daycare, chemical treatment, child centers, preschool and other DHS-licensed facilities.
Map of SFMD trained inspectors
By law, the State Fire Marshal must conduct day care/foster care inspections where there is no local fire code inspector, or the local fire code inspector does not conduct these inspections. Requests for inspections in communities for which the fire department does not conduct the inspection should be sent to the State Fire Marshal.