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Child Care Reporting--Provider City

Provider City


The Provider City is the city associated with the street address where child care services were provided.

Where to Find It

This information should be in the family file.

Note: Check to see if the family has a subsequent Notice of Action on file (not the initial notice) that applies to the report month/year (i.e., completed on or before the report month as indicated by the Effective Date of Action). If such a Notice of Action is on file, enter the updated information that reflects the child care provider's city.

Rules and Guidelines

  • This information is required.
  • Enter only the city name. Do not include any other information in this field.
  • Do not abbreviate any part of the city name.

Error Messages and Solutions

The Provider City is required. [801B]

The Provider City field is blank. This field must have information.


Enter the provider's city.

Provider City does not exist in the Zip Code provided. [801B]

You have entered a city name that is not associated with the Provider Zip Code or
You have entered more information than just the name of the city.


Confirm the spelling of the city name and that only the city name has been entered.

Confirm the zip code and city name by looking up the provider's address on the United States Postal Service External link opens in new window or tab. Web site using the "Look up a Zip Code" tool.

FAQs About the Provider City

Question 1

Our agency operates several sites. We have a child who received services at one of our sites during the first part of the month, but transferred to a different site during the last part of the month. How do we report this?


For children receiving services at two different centers operated by the same provider, you would report two providers for this child. All the provider information would be the same except each would reflect a different city (and possibly a different zip code).

Questions:   CDMIS Staff | | 916-445-1907
Last Reviewed: Monday, January 11, 2016
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