Issue Date: 1987-09-01
Revised Date: 2019-12-18

Legal Cites

Object Type

Cash — Welfare/Mental Health

Origin Date

1985 by H.B. 1593, H.B. 346, 69th Leg., R.S.,


To record fees set by the executive commissioner by rule for:

  • non refundable application fees for child-care facilities and child-placing agencies
  • initial license and renewal fees for child-care facilities and child-placing agencies
  • registration and listing fees for family homes

Department may also charge a facility or family home for costs related to a corrective action plan.

Related Administrative Penalties

Administrative penalties may be assessed against a facility or family home and each day is a separate violation (collected under Revenue Object 3770). 

Administrative penalties may not exceed: 

Number of Children Residential Facility Non-residential facility
20 or less $100 $50
21 - 40 $150 $60
41 - 60 $200 $70
61 - 80 $250 $80
81 - 100 $375 $100
More than 100 $500 $150

Additional penalties are assessed for abuse, neglect or exploitation and failure to report such abuse. These penalties are deposited to GR Account 5182 - Safety Training.

Due Date

Before operating facility or agency. Renewals annually.


Amended by S.B. 298, 70th Leg., R.S.

Items (1) and (2) are not refundable.

Items (7) and (8) amended by H.B. 155, 75th Leg., R.S.

Amended by H.B. 2482, S.B. 1539 and S.B. 359, 75th Leg., R.S.

Transferred from the Department of Human Services (324) to Department of Family and Protective Services (530) by H.B. 2292, 78th Leg., R.S.

Administrative penalties increased and split into residential and non-residential by S.B. 6, 79th Leg., R.S.

(42.078) amended by S.B. 427, 83rd Leg., R.S. to specify that administrative penalties may be imposed before administration sanctions for certain criminal history check violations.

Fees changed from specific amounts to 'set by the executive commissioner' by S.B. 206 and H.B. 2070, 84th Leg., R.S. eff. 9-1-2015.

S.B. 200, 84th Leg., R.S. transferred program from Department of Family and Protective Services (530) to the Health and Human Services Commission (529) under Government Code secs. 531.0201 and 531.02011.

Additional penalties deposited to GR Account 5182 - Safety Training added by S.B. 568, 86th Leg., R.S.

USAS Values

Appropriation Year 24
Receipt Category 13 – Welfare and Mental Health
Receipt Type 10 – Business/Professional Fees
Object Group 30 – Revenues
USAS Status A