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Detailed Information for : Residential Care Apartment Complex Registration
Registration for independent apartment units in which the following services are provided and the recipients pay on their own: room and board, up to 28 hours per week of supportive care, personal care, and nursing services.  
License Type:
Does not expire.  
None. However, there is a $350 fee to convert a portion of a Community Based Residential Facility or Nursing Home into a Residential Care Apartment Complex.  
Succesful Caregiver Background Check for Adult Programs.
Read more about the application process.  
Required Documentation:
Building Plan Approval (to be completed as required).  
Additional Information:
Contact your Regional Office.

Information for consumers.  
Application Form(s):
Residential Care Apartment Complex Registration Application, form OQA 2380 and
Compliance Statement, form OQA 2381. Applications not acted on after one (1) year will be closed.  
Wisconsin Statutes:
Administrative Rules/Codes:
Other Agencies Involved:
Additional building plan review information can be found at the Department of Commerce's website.

Contact the municipality where you intend to operate for any local building codes or ordinances that may apply.

Contact Information
Bureau of Assisted Living
Home Page:
E-mail :
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  
Mail Address:
PO Box 2969, Madison, WI 53701-2969  
Street Address:
1 West Wilson Street, Room 950, Madison, WI 53703  
Agency Web Site:
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For additional assistance with business-related license, permit and registration information, visit the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at or phone them at 608-263-7680.