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Lake County Health and Human Services

Child Support Services (CSS)

616 3rd Ave, Two Harbors, MN, 55616-1518

Distance: 1074 Miles

(218) 834-8400


Service Details


Every child needs financial support and has the right to this support from both parents. Even when parents do not live together, they need to work together to support their child. Child support is money parents pay to their child's other parent or caregiver for the support of the child. The court orders the support which generally includes basic, medical, and child care support.

Child support services include:
* Locating parents
* Establishing parentage
* Establishing court orders for basic, medical, and child care support
* Enforcing support orders
* Reviewing and asking the court to modify support orders when appropriate
* Working with other states to enforce support orders
* Processing payments

Resources for more information regarding child support services

State child support programs and services


  • Specialization
    • Family 


Child support services are available to:
* Parents of minor children if one parent does not live with the child
* Parents who pay court-ordered child support
* People who have court-ordered, physical custody of a minor child
* People who receive public assistance for a minor child who lives in their home

Application Instructions

Call the county child support agency to get a paper application for child support services.
Online application

You do not need to apply for services if the other parent lives away from your home and you or your child receive public assistance including: Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP), Medical Assistance (MA), Diversionary Work Program (DWP), Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Title IV-E Foster Care, or Child Care Assistance. The county financial worker will automatically refer the case for full child support services.


Applying for county child support services are free. However, there may be fees taken out of payments collected through the state, as required by law. More information is available online.

Business Hours

8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday

Area Served

Lake County, MN


Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
FAX (218) 834-8412
Main (Two Harbors area) (218) 834-8400
Toll Free (Ely/Fall Lake area) (800) 450-8832
Toll Free (Two Harbors area) (218) 226-3609

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