Payment Options

Dear Employer:
Today America recognizes the important role child support plays in creating a stable environment for families and society as a whole. Collecting child support for America’s children requires the cooperation of employers. In order to collect payments on a regular basis, we must go to the source: payroll.

Payment options:

  • Check – Mail your payment to:
    State Disbursement Unit
    P.O. Box 989067
    West Sacramento, CA 95798
  • Online – Log in at California Department of Child Support Services – Use your debit/credit card or bank account information.
  • Phone – Call 1-866-901-3212 – Use your debit/credit card or bank account information

No fees—Safe and secure!

NEW! The Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), in partnership with state child support agencies, public and private-sector employers and payroll processors has developed cost effective and efficient methods of handling child support Income Withholding Orders.

The Electronic Income Withholding Order (e-IWO) project enables employers to electronically:

  • Receive Income Withholding Orders (IWOs)
  • Acknowledge acceptance or rejection of IWOs
  • Notify the child support agencies of employee terminations
  • Inform child support agencies of lump sum and bonus payments
  • Click here for details