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How did you mail the application? Did you use USPS automatic machines by any chance? Did you use a credit card for payment?
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did you just put a stamp or did you use a teller?
do you have a recipt?
do you mean that you already faxed them a copy?
As to your question, notwithstanding the mail mishap since your license was not renewed you are currently not permitted to run the day care. My suggestion would be to follow up by phone first thing Monday morning and ask them to process your application (based on the faxed application) as soon as possible
in the alternative you can also ask them to temporarily extend the old license until they process the renewal
(in case you need it. I responded with the DCFS'
contact info in your other question)
please don't shoot the messenger, but the supervisor is correct. You need to send an express next-day ,ail with the renewal form first thing Monday morning. enclose a note saying that the first application has been lost in the mail and that you ask process the renewal expeditiously
typo: next-day mail
Unfortunately no grace period. The expiration date is the date.
unfortunately government sometimes dismisses its own shortcomings but expects us to always be perfect. In those cases when the department was late you would not have been to blame.
under Section 383.80 (Conditional License) a conditional license allows the licensee to continue operating the facility for a maximum of 6 months while the licensee corrects violations that are serious but do not jeopardize the health, safety, morals, or welfare of children served by the facility. A conditional license shall only be offered to a licensee by the Regional Licensing Administrator. The licensee must surrender the current operating license (full or provisional) in order to receive a conditional license.
you may be able to ask the supervisor to issue one to you while the renewal is being approved
generally conditional licenses do not apply in your situations but maybe they'll make an exception
here's what the law says (section 383):
Whenever the Department is advised, or has reason to believe, that anyperson, group of persons or corporation is operating a child welfareagency or a child care facility without a license or permit, a Departmentlicensing representative shall make an investigation to ascertain the facts.If the licensing representative is denied access, the Department willrequest intervention of local, county or State law enforcement agencies toseek an appropriate court order or warrant to examine the premises.
A person or entity preventing the Department from carrying out its dutiesunder Section 11 of the Child Care Act shall be guilty of a violation of andsubject to the penalties listed in the Child Care Act. If the Departmentfinds that the child welfare agency or child care facility is being, or hasbeen operated without a license or permit, the Department shall report theresults of its investigation to the Attorney General and to the appropriateState's Attorney for investigation and, if appropriate, prosecution.
so basically if there is a site visit and you do not let the inspector enter they can call the police
if you do let them enter then it's up to their discretion but they will file a negative report and your renewal may be jepordized
you should contact DCFS again and ask for a 30 day extension as you fedex your application
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