Payment Information

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

A parent is not to send payments directly to the other parent when a child support office is enforcing the order.  If a parent pays the other parent directly:

  • the parent making the payment may not get credit for it; and
  • the parent receiving the payment must notify their child support worker and may be asked to send the payment to the child support payment center to it can be disbursed according to federal guidelines.

Parents can get up-to-the minute information about payments online or by phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Online: Minnesota Child Support Online, which is a secure website. Learn more about what you need to use the website and phone line to get your case information.

Phone: The Child Support Information Line is a secure, automated line.

651-431-4340 - Twin Cities metro area

800-657-3512 - Outside the metro area

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