Child Support


Definition of Child Support
Child support is the contribution a parent makes for their children towards care, living expenses, and medical support. All of Minnesota's 87 counties are federally mandated to provide child support services for families regardless of the family's socioeconomic status. Child support includes:
  • Basic support
  • Child care support
  • Medical support
Collection Support Services
Kandiyohi County Child Support agency provides a variety of services to assist in the collection of child support. Services include: 
  • Establishing paternity / legally naming the father of a child born outside of marriage
  • Establishing a court order for child support
  • Modifying an existing child support order
  • Enforcing an existing child support order
  • Locating parents for child support
  • Identifying and verifying sources of income for child support
  • Collecting and processing payments
Services Not Available
The following services are not available from the County:
  • Legal advice
  • Legal separation or divorce
  • Establishing or enforcing custody or parenting time/visitation
  • Collecting unpaid bills or debts not related to child support obligations
How to Apply
You may apply for child support services if a minor child lives in your household, if the child is financially dependent on you, and if a parent is absent from the home. 

If you are applying for or are receiving public assistance in Kandiyohi County, your application for child support services will automatically be referred to us. If you would like to apply for our non public assistance child support services, you must complete an application and pay a one-time $25 application fee. In addition, the applicant may be subject to additional fees.

Where to Apply
A person needing child support help may apply for child support services in Kandiyohi County in the following ways.
  • By mail - Call (320) 231-7800 to request an application be mailed to you.
  • In person - Visit the
    • Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services
      2200 23rd Street Northeast, Suite 1020
      Willmar, MN 56201
  • Online - Download application form from the Minnesota Child Support Enforcement Division website.This form is available in Hmong, Somali and Spanish.
    • Please send completed forms to
      Kandiyohi County Health and Human Service
      2200 23rd Street Northeast, Suite 1020
      Willmar, MN 56201
    • Or the county the court order was issued by.
Contact Us
Kandiyohi County
Health and Human Services 

2200 23 Str NE, Ste 1020
Willmar, MN 56201

Phone: (320) 231-7800
Toll Free: (877) 464-7800
For people unable to hear:
      (320) 231-7076  V/TDD 

Fax: 320-231-6285 

 For additional information on the child support program, visit the Minnesota Department of Human Services Web site at