California Health & Safety Code > Health & Saf. Code §1597.59. Period Within Which to Grant or Deny License; Criminal Records
The department and the local agencies with which it contracts for the licensing of family day care homes for children shall grant or deny a license to a family day care home for children within 30 days after receipt of all appropriate licensing application materials as determined by the department, provided both of the following conditions are met:
(a) A site visit has been completed and the family day care home has been found to be in compliance with licensing standards.
(b) The applicant and each person described by subdivision (b) of Section 1596.871 has obtained a criminal record clearance, or been granted a criminal record exemption by the department or the local contracting agency.
The department shall conduct an initial site visit within 30 days after the receipt of all appropriate licensing application materials.