Residential Care and School Facilities
Facility types that we inspect
- Assisted Living Facility (Agency for Health Care Administration: (ALF Licensing Information)
- Adult Family Care Homes (AHCA: AFCH Licensing Information)
- Residential Group Home (Agency for Persons with Disabilities: APD Residential Group Home Information or Department of Children and Family services: (DCF: Residential Group Home Information)
- Adult Day Care (ACHA: Adult Day Care Information)
- Crisis Stabilization Units (ACHA: Crisis Stabilization Units Information)
- Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled (ACHA: Developmentally Disabled Facility Information)
- Residential Drug Treatment Center (DCF: Residential Drug Treatment Information)
- Transitional Living Facility (ACHA: TLF Information)
- Schools: Public and Private (Department of Education)
- Child Care (Day Care DCF: Child Care Information)
- Family Foster Home (DCF: Foster Care Information)
You can find a copy of the rules and regulations that cover most of our facilities by going to the Florida Department of Health Residential Group Care website.
The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County is required to perform a plan review of all proposed or existing facilities. This requires one set of plans to be submitted which includes:
- The application completely filled out.
- A floor plan of the proposed facility showing bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchen and all other features.
- A plot plan showing property lines, wells (if applicable) septic tanks (if applicable) and physical location of all structures.
Additional fees and requirements are required for facilities that are to be served by either a septic system or a private well (or both). This must be done first.
If on a septic system: An application for an existing system must be filled out and submitted to the appropriate field office. A pump-out for the septic tank must be submitted and a site plan must be drawn to-scale that shows the property dimensions, locations of structures and other pertinent features.
If on a private well: An annual operating permit (Limited Use-Community is required. The application must be filled out. Sampling is also required, contact the appropriate field office for information on fees and what is required.
Payment should include all necessary paperwork. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Plans for the facility will be reviewed within 10 working days of receipt of the plans and you will be notified in writing of any further requirements.