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Child Support Services Provided to the Public

Todd County provides the state and federally mandated child support services and collects over $3 million each year for the families we serve.  

Our Services Include:

  1. Enforcement of your order – Collection and distributing payments.
  2. Locating absent parents.
  3. Establishment of paternity.
  4. Establishment of court orders for child support.
  5. Review and modification of orders

Services we cannot provide:

  1. Assistance in getting or changing visitation or custody.
  2. Collection of non-child support debts.
  3. Establishment or modification of spousal maintenance (alimony) orders.
  4. We cannot provide legal advice.
  5. Assistance in obtaining a Divorce.

If you need help with any of these issues you may want to contact a private attorney.

Information is Available :
You may call us our offices for general information at (320) 732-4511 or the State Office of Child Support at (800) 657-3954. You can download an application at “Child Support Publications page” and then click on “forms”.

Parents with a child support case in Minnesota can get up-to-date payment and account information 24 hours a day through the Payment Information Line at (800) 657-3512 or (651) 215-5630 (metro). They can also get information about payments, balances and what is happening on their case through a secure website,

Visit the Child Support Enforcement Division of the Minnesota Department of Human Services website at  We recommend reading the brochure “Understanding Child Support: A Handbook for Parents (DHS–3393)” found at “Child Support Publications page" and click on brochures.

The child support calculator is found at
The court system has an excellent public site with a section on Self-Help for child support, custody, and visitation matters is at click on "forms" in the upper left corner.

FRAUD: To make a report of suspected fraud or abuse of public assistance programs call the Fraud Hotline at 1-800-627-9977 or call us directly at 320-732-4506. You may request to remain anonymous.

May 1st is the date that cost of living  adjustments (COLA)  take place for Minnesota child support orders.  
In Todd County we believe that every child has the right to the financial support of both of the child’s parents. We have 7 fulltime dedicated employees who, with the assistance of the County Attorney’s Office, ensure that court ordered child support is established and collected on behalf of the approximately 1,123 families we serve.

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