Family Day Care Homes are defined as a residential home that will supervise 3-6 children. They are allowed in Augusta by right if certain criteria are met. There may be no operating residential care homes of any type within 1200 feet of the proposed home and a Special Use Permit and an Augusta Business License must be obtained. The criteria for staff approval are as follows:
i. Applicant must live in the home
ii. Home has public sewerage or applicant has a letter of approval from the Richmond County Board of Health
iii. Home is not in the floodplain
iv. Applicant must provide proof of application for registration from the Georgia Department of Human Resources Day Care Licensing Unit
v. The lot on which the family day care home would be located is 10,000 square feet in area or greater
vi. Hours of operation would not be greater than 6:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.
vii. No persons listed with Richmond County Sex Offenders Registry reside within 1,000 feet of the property
For additional information and to have the 1200 foot search conducted please contact Planning and Development at 706-821-1796. Please note if you do not meet the above listed criteria you may petition for a Special Exception, please see Zoning-Rezoning on the Planning and Development website for more information.