State Child Support Listings
these state agency links to contact your state's child support collection agency. If you have not already done so, you should contact your State Agency child support collection unit to register and request their help in collecting back payments. These agencies serve as the Federal and State enforcement arm to collect unpaid child support on your behalf. Use the links below to find your state's agency and begin the process.
State agencies offer local collection services but many are so overwhelmed by the sheer number of case files that their efforts are agonizingly slow. Most agencies claim less than a 40% success rate. States such as Virginia, Arizona, and Florida are a little higher but not much.
Child Support Enforcement programs are federal, state and local efforts to locate parents, their employers, and/or their assets; establish paternity if necessary; and establish and enforce child support orders. State and local offices provide day to day operation of the program. The federal role is to provide funding, issue policies, ensure that federal requirements are met, and interact with other federal agencies that help child support enforcement programs
Where to apply?
The state links above take you to the child support enforcement web site where you can apply on-line or you can call using these state enforcement agency phone numbers.
Most agencies are listed under the human services agency in the local government section of the telephone directory. If there is not a separate listing, the human services agency information operator should be able to give you the number.
We always encourage parents to register with their state agency. When you apply for enforcement services you'll need birth certificates, financial statements, divorce or court-ordered support documents.
If you are a non-custodial parent who responsibly pays your child support and stay involved with your children's lives...Thank You for doing the right thing. Your children thank you. They know and appreciate the difference two loving and supportive parents make. To those non-custodial parents who don't pay their child support, we urge you to think about the young lives you can dramatically change for the better, by simply becoming the parent and provider that you should be.
If you are an employer, be sure you are complying with your State's reporting requirements. Many states require employers to report all newly hired employees to the state child support collection unit within a certain number of days of hiring them. Use this link state enforcement agency phone numbers to call your state agency for more information.