Child Care, Adult Day Care, & Group Homes

Child care centers are businesses that provide supervision and care at least 4 hours per day for children from birth through school age. These establishments are inspected X times a year.

Adult Day Service Facilities are establishments which provides an organized program of services including a meal, for adults during the day in a community group setting and for which a license is maintained under the jurisdiction of the NC Division of Health Service Regulation, Acute and Home Care Licensure and Certification Section.  Also known as adult day care services, adult day health services, psychosocial rehabilitation programs and other day programs which do not provide overnight accommodations. These establishments are inspected X times a year.

Residential Care Establishments

To allow Gaston County Environmental Health to conduct inspections at these establishments, a Plan Review Application for the corresponding establishment type must be submitted.


  • Plan Review: $250.00