Division of Child Support

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Paying child support is easier than ever

The Division of Child Support (DCS) is adding new ways to make supporting your child easier. If you can't get to an office or want to pay cash before or after regular business hours, you can. DCS has teamed up with PayNearMe a national vendor that takes cash payments at any of the nearly 250 7Eleven stores in Washington state. Just register for an account at PayNearMe then visit the nearest store to make a payment. There is a charge for the service and it will take three to five business days for your account to be credited. If you want to pay with a credit or debit card or through deductions from your bank account check out those options.

Do you have a question about child support?

Please call us at 1-800-442-KIDS (1-800-442-5437). The KIDS line is an automated system that allows you to reach your case manager quickly if you have your case number. If you do not have a case with us or don't know your case number press "0" to be connected to our staff. Full instructions for using the KIDS line can be found here.

For those who are struggling to pay child support

DCS would like to connect you to our Alternative Solutions program designed to help parents who are having trouble making payments. Program specialists work with parents who are ready to identify and work on barriers to child support. Find out more about how the program worked for one parent in this video.

Another easy way to pay your child support, you can now use your debit or credit card.


What We Do

We help parents contribute to brighter futures for their children through collection and disbursement of child support.