Minnesota Child Support Enforcement

In order to enforce child support payments in Minnesota a parent may contact the Department of Human Services Child Support Division to garner their assistance.  They may be able to take a number of actions to make sure the children are getting the financial support to which they are entitled including wage garnishment and tax refund intercept.

How to File a Complaint

In Minnesota, if a child support order is issued, a parent is obligated to pay the amount ordered unless a modification is granted.  Child support orders can be enforced across state lines as well.  If a parent is not paying, the parent receiving child support can apply for enforcement services.  It is important to provide as much information about yourself, the other parent and the children as possible.

How to Fill-in

Step 1: Download the application

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Step 2: Read through Part I to get an overview of the process and instructions

Step 3: Go to Part II and enter the following information about yourself:

  • Name
  • Social Security Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Marital Status
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Preferred language
  • Phone numbers
  • Mailing address
  • Relationship to the children
  • Any personal safety issues?
  • Current employer
  • Employer address
  • Employer Phone
  • Occupation
  • Work start date
  • Work end date
  • Work status
  • Salary
  • Pay Period
  • Union Name and Local No.

Step 4:  In the next section, enter the following information about each child:

  • Legal Name
  • Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Place of Birth
  • Parentage code
  • List minor children not living with you and whether there is a court ordered child support obligation
  • List minor children livivng with you whose parent is not involved with this application
  • Pregnant?
  • Due date

Step 5: Enter the following information about the other parent on the next page:

  • Name
  • Social Security Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Marital Status
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Preferred language of the other parent
  • Mailing address
  • Phone numbers
  • Other address
  • Bank Account
  • Other parent’s relationship with the children
  • Eye coloor
  • Hair color
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Glasses?
  • Beard?
  • Build
  • Complexion
  • Other identifying remarks
  • Benefits other parent receives
  • Tribal Member?
  • Military Service?
  • Veteran?
  • Arrest Record?
  • Ever in prison?
  • Prison information
  • Student?
  • Drivers License and State
  • Vehicle information
  • Father’s name and address
  • Mother’s name and address
  • Current employer
  • Current employer address
  • Other employer
  • Other employer address
  • Work dates
  • Work status
  • Salary
  • Pay period
  • Union local

Step 6: Enter the following information about health coverage

  • Is there health care coverage for the children?
  • Is it court-ordered?
  • Who is ordered to provide the health care coverage?
  • Is there dental coverage for the children?
  • Is it court-ordered?
  • Who is ordered to provide the dental coverage?
  • Applicant’s health care coverage:
    • Medical
    • Employer
    • Group Name
    • Address
    • Insurance Company
    • Address
    • Policy Number
    • Policy Type
    • Start Dates
    • Spousal Medical and/or dental coverage?
    • Name and address of Dental Insurance Company
    • Start date
    • Group Number
    • Other parent’s health care coverage available?
    • Costs of coverage
    • Employer or Group name
    • Address
    • Policy Number
    • Group Number
    • Start date

Step 7: Enter the following information about child care costs, the relationshop to the other parent and court order information on the next page

  • Check the following that apply:
    • I have child care expenses, but I do not receive a Child Care Assistance Program subsidy.
    • I have child care expenses, and I do receive a Child Care Assistance Program subsidy.
  • What is your monthly copayment?
  • Total monthly child care expense (Include subsidy amount if applicable)
  • Relationship to other parent
  • Type of order
  • County
  • State
  • Date
  • Amount ordered
  • Frequency
  • Temporary/Separation
  • Divorce
  • Recognition of Parentage signed
  • No order
  • Receive voluntary payments
  • Do you have court-ordered physical custody of the child(ren) for whom you are applying for support services?
  • Do you have joint physical custody of the children for whom you are applying for support services?
  • What is the average number of overnights per week that the child spends with the other parent?
  • What are the custody and parenting time terms of the court order?
  • Payment information

Step 8: Sign and send to your local child support office with a check in the amount of $25

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What CSD Can Do

CSD can take a number of actions including the following to enforce a child support order:

  • Contempt proceedings for non-payment of support
  • Credit bureau reporting
  • Federal criminal prosecution
  • Interest charging
  • Levy or seizure of financial assets
  • Passport holds
  • Student grant holds
  • License suspension
  • Tax refund offsets (intercepts)

Contact CSD

Address: 

Minnesota Department of Human Services
Child Support Division
P.O. Box 64946
St. Paul, MN 55164-0946

Telephone:

800-657-3512