Division of Child Support

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Learn more about child support at DCS 101

Parents, advocates and community-based organizations are invited to attend a free presentation on DCS 101 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. March 15 at the Opportunity Center for Employment and Education at North Seattle College. Child support professionals will be available to answer your questions.

Do you have a question about child support but can't make it to the presentation?

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.