Every child needs financial and emotional support and every child has the right to support from both parents. Minnesota’s child support program benefits children by enforcing parental responsibility for their support.
The Child Support Enforcement Division supervises the child support program. County child support offices administer it by working with both parents to establish and enforce support orders.
The Child Support Office does not assist with:
- Legal Separation or Divorce
- Parenting time and custody
- Spousal maintenance (alimony) establishment
- Legal advice or counsel.
County Child Support agencies do not represent either parent in child support actions.
St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services offers State and Federally mandated child support and collection services.
These services are designed to help families work toward or remain self-sufficient. By working with both parents to establish and enforce support orders, the child support program helps children receive basic support, medical support and child care support.
Applying for Child Support
Applications for child support services can be found online at https://mn.gov/dhs/people-we-serve/children-and-families/services/child-support/programs-services/applying-for-services.jsp , in person at any county child support office, or by contacting St. Louis County Child Support Services.
Child support programs include the following services: