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.

Get a License

Licenses are issued by Oregon's Department of Early Learning and Care. 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

Read license requirements and apply»

Request an Inspection

Send us a completed Child Care Inspection Request Form (884.86 KB) along with the appropriate fee payment at least 30 days before the license expires.

Plan Review

If you’re remodeling or opening a new child care facility, contact us to see if you need a plan review. 

Child Care Plan Review (895.15 KB)


Child care centers, based on the number of children:

  • 1-12 children: $280
  • 13-20 children: $290
  • 21 and over: $310

Family homes: $290
Before and after school programs: $280

Plan review: $340
Consultation: $200/hour

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 (882.77 KB) at least 30 days before your current inspection expires.

If you’re remodeling or constructing a new kitchen, contact us to see if you need a plan review.


  • Full service kitchen: $320
  • Satellite kitchen: $320
  • Serving kitchen: $280
  • Program in conjunction with school: $180

Plan review: $340
Consultation: $200/hour

Residential Treatment Centers & Other Inspections

For these requests:

  • Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) inspection
  • National School Lunch Program (NSLP) inspection
  • A consultation
  • Any other required agency inspection except Oregon's Office of Child Care

Send us a completed Miscellaneous Care Facilities Inspection Request Form (879.39 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.), contact us to see if you need a plan review

Non-Licensed Facility Plan Review (889.29 KB)


  • Day treatment: $265
  • Residential treatment: $350

Plan review: $340
Consultation: $200/hour

Adult Foster Homes

For inspections, contact Multnomah County Aging and Disability Services»

Pay Fees Online

We'll email you an invoice and you can pay online using your invoice number. Make a payment»

Contact Us

Multnomah County Environmental Health
919 NE 19th Ave, Suite 170N *(temporary address through summer)
Portland, Oregon (Map)
503-988-5844 fax

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8am - 4:30pm