The Northern Service Center and other Dakota County buildings are
currently closed due to precautions related to the COVID-19 virus. On-site child care will not be provided for the duration of the closure. We continue to operate all public assistance programs and serve our clients over the phone and online.
Public Assistance programs that previously required an in-person interview are now being managed over the phone. Please contact 651-554-5611 to reach our office as needed.
If you are experiencing unemployment, you may be eligible for the
Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Program. Dakota County is accepting applications to our
Dislocated Worker Programs, which can be mailed to:
CareerForce – West St Paul
1 Mendota Road W, Suite 170
West St. Paul, MN 55118
In the event that an applicant receives more benefits than they were eligible to receive, a Dakota County Financial Worker will send a notice of overpayment. The case will be given to Dakota County Collections.
The case will be assigned a collections caseworker, who will contact the applicant about the debt and set up a repayment plan. A bill or notice will be sent in the mail.
Applicants should contact their Collections caseworker with any questions.
Set up a payment plan
You can ask your caseworker to set up a monthly payment plan or pay the full amount with cash or money order. If you request a payment plan, you can make the payment by check, credit card or automatic withdrawal from a bank account. A billing statement will be sent to you each month.
If you have questions, you should call the assigned case worker or 651-554-5909.