Religious Exemption From Licensure

To request an initial Religious Exemption from Licensure, please complete the form below. All items in red are required.

To renew an annual Religious Exemption from Licensure, please enter your DCF ID Number included on the notice of Religious Exempt renewal. Click on the “Search” button and the fields will automatically be completed with existing information. Please make changes where necessary, attach a current Accreditation Certificate and submit.


DCF Religious Exempt Help Page.

Upon completion of the review process, you will receive an email notification from no-reply@sanswrite.com. Click here to return to the Child Care Information Site.

Identification Information
   

Provider Information
 
Phone Number:
Fax: Email: Capacity:
Director Name: 
OCA: 

Physical Address
Street: City: State: Zip: +4
 

Mailing Address
 
Street: City: State: Zip: +4

Days and Hours of Operation
 
Opening Time:
Closing Time:

Additional Services




Attach and Submit Information
Attach Accreditation Certificate and a letter of verification of church affiliation on church letterhead which is signed and dated by the head church official affirming that your child care facility is an integral part of the church or parochial school conducting regularly scheduled classes, courses of study, or educational programs.
 

I attest the above information is true and correct and that the facility is an integral part of the above-referenced church or parochial school conducting regularly scheduled classes, courses of study, or educational programs accredited by, or by a member of, an accrediting organization which publishes and requires compliance with its standards for health, safety and sanitation, pursuant to section 402.316(1), Florida Statutes.

I further attest the facility is in compliance with the Florida Statutes in regards to meeting the minimum requirements of the applicable local governing body as to health, sanitation, and safety as well as background screening requirements (ss. 402.305, 402.3055, 435.04, 435.05, and 435.06 Florida Statutes).

I am aware that pursuant to s. 402.319(1), F.S. any omission, falsification, misstatement or misrepresentation constitutes a misdemeanor of the first degree punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083, F.S. and may result in the loss of the facility’s exemption from licensure.