I have a court order and there is a child support case open, where do I send my payment?
All payments must be sent to:
MN Child Support Payment Center
PO Box 64326
St. Paul, MN 55164-0326
Can I have my child support set up for Automatic Recurring Withdrawal from my bank?
Yes! To get started download the information at: Automatic Recurring Withdrawal
Can I make my child support payment online?
Yes! Sign up to make secure online payments from your United States checking or savings account.
To get started: Visit www.childsupport.dhs.state.mn.us
You will create your online profile by providing:
Participant number (Also known as MCI number)
- Personal Identification Number (If not known contact your child support officer)
- Last four digits of your Social Security Number
- Date of birth
How does income-withholding work?
State law requires support orders to have provisions for income withholding. The law does allow the withholding to be waived under certain circumstances.
Employers are allowed to deduct child support payments according to the employer’s pay periods. Payroll may be done once a week, every other week, twice a month, or once a month. The monthly support amount will be divided between the pay periods to arrive at the proper amount to be withheld from each paycheck.
The employer has 7 days to send the payment to the Child Support Payment Center after taking the money from the payroll check.
What if the person that pays support is required to pay support for more than one family?
Federal and state law requires that the money be divided between the families.
When will the custodial parent get the payment?
The Child Support Payment Center processes all payments on a daily basis. Most payments are sent by direct deposit into a checking or savings account, or added to a stored value card within 24 hours of receiving the payment. There may be a “processing time” from when the payment is sent to the bank and the bank credits the account. To check if payments have been received you can view your case information at http://www.childsupport.dhs.state.mn.us/Action/Welcome . You will need your MCI number and your Personal Identification number in order to log on. If you need this information, contact your child support officer.
To find out if a payment has been made: call 800-657-3512 or 651-215-5630.
What Happens When My Child Turns 18 or has emancipated?
See Emancipation section
Can I pay anywhere in person?
PayNearMe is a convenient way to pay your child support with cash at local CVS Pharmacy, 7-Eleven, Family Dollar and Casey's General Stores: