Child Support Services

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The most important action you can take in regards to your child support case is to call us. If we call you, please return the call. This applies to both the person paying support and the person receiving support. We are here to answer all of your child support related questions.

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What we can do:

  • Establish, modify, and enforce a court order for child support
  • Establish paternity
  • Locate a parent
  • Establish and enforce medical support court orders

 What we cannot do:

  • Handle custody and visitation matters
  • Handle divorces
  • Establish spousal support orders
  • Obtain or enforce restraining orders

California Department of Child Support Services 

For information about Child Support in California and state forms, please visit 

Paying Your Child Support

 What do I need to know about Wage Garnishments?
  • An Income Withholding Order (or Wage Garnishment) will be issued to your employer
  • It may take up to 45 days for your employer to start deducting child support payments
  • You are responsible to make all payments until your employer begins the deductions
    • Most parents make two monthly payments before automatic deduction kicks in
  • Missed payments result in an additional charge of 10% interest per year
  • Missed payments and balance owing may lead to automated enforcement actions, such as license suspension, bank levy, negative credit reporting, and a tax fund intercept
 Here are other ways to pay:




In Person:

107 S. State St.
Ukiah CA, 95482

By Mail:

State Disbursement Unit
P.O. Box 989067
West Sacramento, CA 95798

By phone:

Call your case manager

 Fee: Credit or debit card Fee: Credit or debit card
No fee: ACH Bank Account

Fee: Credit or debit card
No fee: Cash

Money Order, MoneyGram, or PayPal Fee: Credit or debit card


Receiving Your Child Support

 There are two ways to receive your payments
Electronic Pay Card

 Each month, money is added to your prepaid debit card.

  • Arrives faster than mail
  • no credit qualifications
  • This is not a credit card

Enroll online at or call 844-318-0740

Direct Deposit

Each month, money is deposited directly into your bank account.

Enroll online at or call 866-901-3212. Follow options 1, 3, then 2 in the voice message

 To receive your payment on time:

  • Contact your case manager immediately if you have any change in your phone numbers, address, or bank account information
  • Contact your case manager if you have not received payment by the 20th of the month
  • Do not accept payments directly from the person paying support. If you do, contact your case manager immediately to give credit to the person paying support.

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