child support

Apply for Child Support

Department of Child Support Services (DCSS)

To apply for services, complete the Application for Child Support Services Packet and return it to the county child support agency in your area. Individuals currently receiving CalWORKS are automatically referred to their local child support agency for services. If you are a CalWORKS beneficiary and have questions about your case, please contact your local child support agency.

General Information: 1-866-901-3212

Related Services: Calculate Child Support

Frequently Asked Questions

You can find pamphlets about the program and available services in our DCSS Publications
Child support case information is confidential and not open to the public, but documents in court files or county recorder files are public records.
There are 51 county and regional child support agencies throughout California. The LCSA is the organization through which the public can apply for help in obtaining child support. Find an LCSA.

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