How to Apply

Child Support Services (CSS) are available to anyone who wants or needs help in collecting child support through a network of state and locally run offices.
  • Individuals who receive services through Public Assistance (IV-A) or Foster Care (IV-E) programs are automatically referred for CSS free of charge.
  • Custodial parents in Non-Public Assistance cases can inquire about CSS by telephone and receive an Application and Supplemental Data Sheet to complete, or they can visit any local CSS office.
  • Custodial parents are responsible for paying up to a $25 non-refundable application fee. 

The CSS program is not authorized to help with custody, visitation or property settlements.

Application



Application for Child Support Services (DSS-4451) - English - Spanish
Child Support Supplemental Data Sheet (DSS-4688) - English - Spanish