Annual Public Comment Period and Public Hearing

The Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) will have a public comment period and a public hearing to address provider, child placing agency, and DCS managed foster care rates.  The annual public comment period to address 2018 rates will be from September 1 – October 2, 2017.  Send comments to the department at or to:

Indiana Department of Child Services
Attention: General Counsel, Rate Rule Public Comments
302 W. Washington Street, E306-MS47
Indianapolis, IN 46204

The public hearing for 2018 rates will be October 2, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. at the Indiana Government Center South, 402 W. Washington Street, Conference Room B, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204.

Please see attached PDF.


The Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) licenses foster family homes, licensed child placing agencies, child caring institutions, group homes and private secure facilities.

If you are interested in becoming a licensed provider, see the links below for additional information.

If you are a parent or placing agency and wish to find additional information regarding current licensure status of a provider, please contact the DCS Residential Licensing Unit at (317) 232-8116.

Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC)

Rates and Placement Documents