ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS:  If you have experienced flooding in your home from the recent rains and your insurance company has deemed your losses to be 50% of your property value or more, you may qualify for a local option abatement. Contact the Brown County Assessor’s office before July 1st @ 507-233-6606 to speak with an appraiser to request an inspection.

Adult Protection

Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC)

Reports of suspected maltreatment of a vulnerable adult can be made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to MAARC at 1-844-880-1574
Mandated reporters can access training and the reporting website access here

Adult protective services (APS) is an essential human service program administered by counties and tribes responsible for service response in appropriate cases for vulnerable adults who are reported to the Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC). When the county human services agency is the lead investigative agency, the APS unit makes decisions regarding protective services and investigation in response to reports of suspected maltreatment of a vulnerable adult.

Minnesota statute states that each lead investigative agency shall develop guidelines for prioritizing reports for investigation. Brown County Human Services’ prioritization guidelines are available upon request.

Learn more at: Adult protection / Minnesota Department of Human Services ( 

Contact Us

Mailing Address:
Brown County Human Services
1117 Center Street PO Box 788
New Ulm, MN 56073

Physical Address:
Community Services Building (CSB)
1117 Center Street
New Ulm

Map & Directions

Office Hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm
Monday through Friday (excluding holidays)

Human Services Director: Barb Dietz

Telephone: (507) 354-8246 or
1 (800) 450-8246

TDD Phone Number: (507) 359-6505, for the hearing impaired

Fax General: (507) 359-6542
Fax Financial: (507) 359-4146


Completed forms and applications may be delivered to our office in one of four ways:

  1. Dropped off at our office during open hours.
  2. Put in the drop box in our parking lot anytime. Please place in an envelope with your name and who it should go to. The box is emptied several times throughout the business day. If you need original verififications returned, please note on the document
  3. Mailed to our PO Box listed above
  4. Scanning and emailing all documents to.

Financial Woker:
Child Support Worker:
All other documents:

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Mission Statement

Commitment to Excellence through Leadership, Teamwork, and Education


Office Hours: 8am to 4:30pm
(most offices)

Main Office Phone: 507-233-6600

Courthouse Address:
14 S State St
New Ulm, MN 56073

Individual Office Hours may vary.


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