Human Services

COVID-19 Notice:

Beginning Thursday, April 1st, the Community Services Building which houses the Human Services and Public Health Departments, will be open to the public during our regular business hours of 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Our building is located at 1117 Center Street. The public is required to wear masks in all Brown County Public Buildings. Hand sanitizer stations have been posted throughout our building and we ask everyone entering to utilize them. Also, please follow acceptable social distancing guidelines of at least six feet between yourself and others.

  • 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 December 31st, 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



Data Practices:

Salary Compliance Notice:

Performance Measure Report (PDF)


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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