Each State has a system to receive and respond to reports of possible child care health and safety violations. Below is the list of statewide toll-free numbers and regional numbers for agencies designated to receive and investigate reports of suspected health and safety violations. Professionals and concerned citizens can call statewide hotlines or regional numbers to share their concerns.

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Alabama
Statewide Number Toll-free 866-528-1694 or 334-242-1425
Online Information How to File a Child Care Complaint
Email Submission childcare.licensing@dhr.alabama.gov

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Alaska
Statewide Number 

Toll-free 888-268-4632

To file a child care complaint or report a child care health and safety violation, contact your regional licensing office.

Anchorage Municipality 907-343-4758
North Regional

Fairbanks

907-451-3198
South Central

Anchorage

907-269-4500
South East

Juneau

907-465-4756

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Arizona
Statewide Number

Toll-free 800-615-8555 (outside metropolitan area)

Online Information

Online Reporting Form

Child Care Complaint Frequently Asked Questions

Child Care Licensing Phoenix Main Office 602-364-2539
Child Care Licensing Tucson Office 520-628-6541

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Arkansas
Statewide Number 501-682-8590
Online Information Online Complaint Form

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California
Statewide Number Toll-free 844-538-8766
Online Information How to File a Child Care Complaint

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Colorado
Statewide Number 303-866-5958
Online Information How to File a Child Care Complaint

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Connecticut
Statewide Number Toll-free 800-282-6063 or 860-500-4450
Online Information How to File a Child Care Complaint

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Delaware
Statewide Number

No statewide number.

To file a child care complaint or report a child care health and safety violation, contact your regional licensing office.

Online Information

How to File a Child Care Complaint

Online Reporting Form

Kent or Sussex Counties 302-739-5487
New Castle County 302-892-5800

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District of Columbia
Statewide Number 202-727-2993
Online Information How to File a Child Care Complaint
Email Submission OSSE.ChildcareComplaints@dc.gov

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Florida
Statewide Number No statewide number. Please contact your appropriate regional office.
Online Information How to File a Child Care Complaint and Online Complaint Form

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Georgia
Statewide Number 404-657-5562 or 404-656-5957
Online Information How to File a Child Care Complaint

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Hawaii
Statewide Number

808-832-5300 or 888-380-3088

Online Information How to File a Child Care Complaint
Central Toll-free 808-832-5300 or 888-380-3088
East Hawaii

Hilo

808-981-7290
Kauai 808-241-3660
Maui

Lanai & Molokai

808-243-5866
Oahu Unit 1

East

808-587-5266
Oahu Unit 2

West

808-675-0470
West Hawaii

Kailua-Kona

808-327-4755

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Idaho
Statewide Number Toll-free 800-926-2588 or 2-1-1 (in-state)
Online Information How to File a Child Care Complaint
Email Submission careline@dhw.idaho.gov

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Illinois
Statewide Number Toll-free 877-746-0829 (in-state) 
Online Information How to File a Child Care Complaint

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Indiana
Statewide Number

Call Brighter Futures at 800-299-1627 or the Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning at 877-511-1144.

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Iowa
Statewide Number Toll-free 844-786-1296

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Kansas
Statewide Number 785-296-1270
Online Information How to File a Child Care Complaint and Online Complaint Form

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Kentucky
Statewide Number 502-564-7962

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Louisiana
Statewide Number 225-342-9905
Email Submission LDELicensing@la.gov

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Maine
Statewide 207-287-5020

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Maryland
Statewide No statewide number. You may contact by your region.
Allegany, Garrett, and Washington Counties 301-791-4585
Anne Arundel County 410-573-9522
Baltimore City 410-554-8315
Baltimore County 410-583-6200
Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties 301-475-3770
Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, and Talbot 410-819-5801
Carroll County 410-549-6489
Cecil and Harford Counties 410-569-2879
Frederick County 301-696-9766
Howard County 410-750-8771
Montgomery County 240-314-1400
Prince George’s County 301-333-6940
Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties 410-713-3430

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Massachusetts
Statewide No statewide number. You may contact by your region.
Cape and Southeast

Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Nantucket, Norfolk, and Plymouth

508-828-5025
Central

Worcester

508-798-5180
Metro Boston 617-472-2881
Northeast

Essex and Middlesex

978-681-9684
Western 413-788-8401

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Michigan
Statewide 866-856-0126

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Minnesota
Certified and Licensed Child Care Centers 651-431-6600
Licensed Family Child Care

To report concerns about a licensed family child care program, contact your local county or tribal licensing agency.

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Mississippi
Statewide Toll-free 866-489-8734

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Missouri
Statewide

 

573-751-2450 (Select Option 2)

Central office accepts from all regions. You may also contact by your region.

Cape Girardeau Area 406-444-2012
Central 573-751-2450
Columbia Area 573-441-6226
Eastern 314-877-0210
Northeastern 660-385-3125
Northwestern 816-350-5450
Southwestern 417-895-6541

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Montana
Statewide 406-444-2012

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Nebraska
Statewide 800-600-1289

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Nevada
Statewide 702-486-3822

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New Hampshire
Statewide Toll-free 800-852-3345 ext. 9025 (in-state)  or 603-271-9025

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New Jersey
Statewide 609-777-5945

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New Mexico
Statewide

A parent may submit a complaint about a child care provider by calling the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECECD) Intake Center at 888-351-0037 or emailing the center at ChildCare.Complaint@state.nm.us. You may also contact your regional office.

Central Region 505-841-4825
Northern Region 505-827-3814
South East Region 575-625-1078
South West Region 575-373-6609
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New York
Statewide Toll-free 800-732-5207 or 3-1-1 (for the 5 Boroughs of NYC)

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North Carolina
Statewide Toll-free 800-859-0829 (in-state only) or 919-814-6300

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North Dakota
Statewide Toll-free 800-245-3736

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Ohio
Statewide 877-302-2347 (Select Option 4) Email: childcarepolicy@jfs.ohio.gov

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Oklahoma
Statewide Toll-free 844-834-8314 or 405-521-3561
File Complaints Online Oklahoma Human Services: Complaint FAQ
Report Child Abuse and Neglect 800-522-3511
Report Human Trafficking 855-617-2288

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Oregon
Statewide Toll-free 800-556-6616

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Pennsylvania
Statewide No statewide number. You may contact by your region.
Central

Adams, Centre, Clinton, Cumberland, Dauphin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lycoming, Mifflin, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, Tioga, Union, and York

Toll-free 800-222-2117
Northeast

Berks, Bradford, Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montour, Northampton, Pike, Schuylkill, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming

Toll-free 800-222-2108
Southeast

Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia

Toll-free 800-346-2929
Western

Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Potter, Somerset, Venango, Warren, Washington, and Westmoreland

Toll-free 800-222-2149

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Puerto Rico
Central Number for the Territory

787-724-7474 ext. 3606 or 3612

You may also contact by your region.

Aguadilla 787-891-5570
Arecibo 787-878-2101
Bayamón 787-269-2222
Carolina 787-762-3070
Caguas 787-743-4068
Guayama 787-864-4373
Humacao 787-852-0788
Mayagüez 787-833 -3030
Ponce 787-848-4520
San Juan 787-724-8585

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Rhode Island
Statewide Toll-free 800-742-4453

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South Carolina
Statewide No statewide number. You may contact by your region.
Region 1

Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Counties Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Newberry Oconee, Pickens, and Spartanburg

Toll-free 800-637-8550
Region 2

Aiken, Bamberg, Barnwell, Chester, Counties Edgefield, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lexington,  McCormick, Richland, Saluda, Union, and York

Toll-free 888-202-1469

Region 3

Allendale, Beaufort, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston Colleton, Counties, Dorchester, Hampton, Jasper, and Orangeburg

Toll-free 800-260-0211
Region 4

Chesterfield, Clarendon, Counties Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Sumter, and Williamsburg

Toll-free 800-464-9138

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South Dakota
Statewide Toll-free 800-227-3020
Other You may also file complaints online using the South Dakota Online Child Care Complaint Form

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Tennessee
Statewide Toll-free 800-462-8261

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Texas
Statewide Toll-free 800-252-5400

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Utah
Statewide 801-273-2895

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Vermont
Statewide Toll-free 800-649-2642

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Virginia
Statewide Toll-free 800-543-7545

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Virgin Islands
Statewide 340-773-2323

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Washington
Statewide Toll-free 866-363-4276

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West Virginia
Statewide: 304-356-4619

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Wyoming
Statewide 307-473-3933

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Wisconsin
Statewide No statewide number. You may contact by your region.
Northern

Ashland, Bayfield, Florence, Forest, Iron, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Oneida, Portage, Price, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas, and Wood

715-361-7700
Northeastern

Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Kewaunee, Manitowoc,  Marinette, Marquette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Ozaukee, Shawano, Sheboygan, Washington, Waupaca, Waushara, and Winnebago

920-785-7811
Southern

Adams, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Grant, Green, Iowa,  Jefferson, Juneau, Lafayette, Richland, Rock, Sauk, and Walworth

608-422-6765
Southeastern

Kenosha, Milwaukee, Racine, and Waukesha

262-446-7800

Western

Barron, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Lacrosse, Monroe, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, St. Croix, Trempealeau, Vernon, and Washburn

715-930-1148