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Adult Residential Care Provider Change of Ownership (CHOW)

The ARCP license is not transferable or assignable.  The license cannot be sold.

Level 1, 2, and 3 ARCP facility Providers are required to notify HSS in writing at least thirty (30) days prior to any change in ownership.

Level - 4 ARCP facilities are required to notify HSS in writing within five (5) days of the change of ownership.

New owner shall submit the following to HSS:

  1. Initial Application fee of $600.00 (ALL LEVELS)
  2. Facility Unit fee - $5 for every unit
  3. Letter of Intent (including date of CHOW, name and address, current dba, new owner’s name dba name, address and phone number, )
  4. Form HSS-1513L (Disclosure of Ownership)
  5. The legal CHOW documents 

Once all application requirements are completed and approved by DHH, a new license shall be issued to the new owner.


If the ARCP changes its name without a change in ownership, the ARCP shall report such change to HSS in writing five (5) days prior to the change. The change in the ARCP name requires a change in the ARCP license. There is a $25 fee for a name change and license.