Laws & Regulations

Regulatory Resource Information

Community Care Licensing (CCL)

Redwood Empire District Office
101 Golf Course Drive, Suite A- 230
Rohnert Park, CA  94928
Telephone:  (707)588-5026
State offices in Sacramento:  (916) 263-4700
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Orientation sessions for new applicants are held on Thursdays.  Reservations are required.  Different licensing categories include Adult Residential Facilities (ARF) and Residential Care for the Elderly (RCFE).  Community Care Licensing (CCL) in Sacramento now handles licensing of small family homes for children, children’s Group Homes and Foster Family Agencies.  If you plan on opening a children’s home be sure to check with CCL to determine which office handles your geographic area so you can be sure to attend the correct orientation session.

Department of Developmental Services

California Codes of Regulations 

Title 17 California Code of Regulations, Division 2 are the governing regulations for Regional Center services under the Department of Developmental Services.