Child Support

The mission of the child support program is to promote the well-being of children and the self-sufficiency of families by delivering quality child support services.

Once a parent has applied for child support services, all payments must go through the Minnesota Child Support Payment Center. Learn more about payment options.

To Apply:

When you apply for services, you also agree to pay a two percent cost recovery fee on your payments, if you are the applicant and receive child support, or on your obligation if you are the applicant and pay child support.

If you or your minor child/children receive cash assistance from the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) or the Diversionary Work Program (DWP), Medical Assistance (MA), or Child Care Assistance, the agency will for no fee:

  • Automatically open a child support case for you 
  • Expect you to provide information and cooperate in establishing paternity
  • Expect you to assist in establishing an order for support and collection.

You can also print the application (PDF) and mail to:

Washington County Community Services
P.O. Box 30
Stillwater, MN 55082