How to Apply

General Information


If you are receiving public assistance (Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP), Medical Assistance (MA), and/or Child Care Assistance), and the other parent does not live in your home, your case will be automatically referred to the Child Support Department. 

Either parent and/or guardian can apply for non-public assistance child support services. Minnesota law requires the parent who applied for full child support services to pay a fee to recover costs, called the cost recovery fee. This fee is two percent (2%) of the amount of the support, collected monthly until the yearly maximum is reached. 

Where to Apply


A person wanting child support services may apply:

  • By mail - Call (507) 304-4335 to request an application be mailed to you. Mail the completed application back to:
Blue Earth County Government Center
410 S. Fifth St. PO Box 3526
Mankato, MN 56002-3526

Blue Earth County Government Center
410 S. Fifth St.
Mankato, MN 56002-3526