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.

Chemical Abuse/Dependency

Brown County Human Services offers Chemical Abuse and Dependency help for people of all ages who are experiencing substance use related problems.

Information and referal to appropriate resources is available by calling the intake worker at (507) 359-6500 or toll free at (800) 450-8246.

The below list gives an overview of resources that are offered throught Brown County Human Services.

Referrals for Treatment Services

  • Residential Treatment
  • Aftercare Programs
  • Out-patient Treatment
  • Extended Care
  • Half Way House
  • Dual Diagnosis (co-occurring disorders)

Case Management

  • Information and Referral
  • Education and Prevention
  • Coordination of Services
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Community Outreach

Pre-Petition Screening

Team consultation for determining level of chemical use severity and assessing danger to self or others; as it pertains to individuals being petitioned for civil court commitment

Rule 25 Chemical Health Assessments

“Rule 25” refers to Minnesota Rules, parts 9530.6600 to 9530.6655, which establishes the criteria for determining appropriate levels of chemical dependency care for public assistance recipients

Other Resources: The New Ulm Medical Center offers substance abuse services. Their phone number is: (507) 217-5118

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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