Daycare sanitation inspections are performed by the Joplin Health Department under contract with the State of Missouri. There are currently 47 day cares under inspection in the city limits of Joplin. Day cares are inspected if they are caring for more than four children that are unrelated to the caregiver. Call the Health Department at (417) 623-6122 for more information.
New Daycare Establishments
The Joplin Health Department does not do initial or licensing inspections for day cares. The Missouri Department of Health Southwest District Office may be contacted at (417) 895-6900 for these inspections. The City of Joplin Planning and Zoning Department and the City of Joplin Finance Department should be contacted for business license requirements and are available by calling (417) 624-0820.