Human Services

COVID-19 Notice:

Beginning Monday, November 16, the Community Services Building at 1117 Center St, New Ulm which houses Public Health and Human Services will be closed to the public. This is due to the surge in COVID positive cases and a desire to limit any unnecessary contacts. The offices and services remain OPEN but an appointment would be needed for any required face to face visits. Please call Human Services at 507-359-6500 to make an appointment between the business hours of 8:00 to 4:30.

  • Applications and forms can be put in the drop box in our parking lot. If possible, please place in an envelope with your name and who it should go to. The box will be checked multiple times throughout the day and will not impact your eligibility date for benefits because you are not bringing into the building. If you need original documents returned, please note on the document and we will mail the original back to you.
  • Heartland Express is running fare-free until September 1st, 2021 (unless extended).  Please call  their office at 359-2717 to schedule a ride.


The Purpose of Brown County Human Services is to provide an array of services and assistance designed to help individuals reach or strive for any one of the following goals:

  • Self-support
  • Self-sufficiency
  • Protection for children and adults
    from neglect, abuse and exploitation
  • Preservation of families
  • Community-based care
  • Residential care


Quick Links for Human Services

Contact Human Services

Located at the Community Services Building in New Ulm

1117 Center Street, PO Box 788
New Ulm, MN 56073

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

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

Fax: (507) 359-6542

Email Human Services



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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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