Enroll for Child Support Services

Due to concerns related to COVID-19, all of our offices are closed to walk-in traffic. If you have questions or concerns about enrolling in child support service, we are still available by phone at the number below or you can send an email to our Community Relations Unit at DCS-CRU@dshs.wa.gov

If you're new to the Division of Child Support you might want to watch this video to learn about our services. To receive our services you will need to fill out a paper enrollment form. Follow the steps below to open a child support case:

If you need assistance with your application, contact the Community Relations Unit at 1--800-457-6202 or DCS-CRU@dshs.wa.gov.
  • Print enrollment paperwork from this website or
  •  Fill out the requested information at this link and an application will be mailed to you or
  • Call 1-800-457-6202 to have one mailed to you allowing 5-10 business days for delivery or 
  • Drop by any of our nine offices
  • Complete the forms to the best of your ability. If you're having trouble we have a video that will walk you through the process.
  • Be sure to sign the forms
  • Mail or fax forms with any supporting documentation to:
    • By fax : toll free 1-866-668-9518
    • By Mail                               
                                   Division of Child Support                           
                                   Central Services
                                   P.O. Box 11520
                                  Tacoma, WA 98411

Once we receive your forms, you will receive a letter within 7-10 days. Send one set of forms for each noncustodial parent. If you have any questions about enrolling for child support services, please call 1-800-457-6202. Please read the following statements and find the one that best suits your situation so we may better serve your individual needs.

I want to receive child support            

Print, complete, sign, then mail, fax or bring us both the 18-078 and the 14-057 forms:

  • Click here for the 18-078 Enrollment Form (called a Nonassistance Support Enforcement Services application) (English) and the 14-057 Child Support Enforcement Referral (English)

Forms available in Spanish below.

  • Click here for the 18-078 Enrollment Form (Spanish) and the 14-057 Child Support Enforcement Referral (Spanish)

Keep the following for your records:

  • 16-072 Nonassistance Support Enforcement Information (English)
  • 16-072sp Nonassistance Support Enforcement Information (Spanish)

I want to pay child support

Print, complete, sign then mail, fax or bring us the following forms:

  • 14-057B for paying parent complete the enrollment form (called the  Noncustodial Parent Child Support Enforcement Application) (English)
  • 14-057Bsp for paying parent complete the enrollment form (Spanish)

Keep the following for your records:

  • 16-107 Noncustodial Parent's Rights and Responsibilities (English)
  • 16-107sp Noncustodial Parent's Rights and Responsibilities (Spanish)

I  also want to receive reimbursement for child care 

Print, complete, sign, then mail, fax or bring us the following forms:

  • 18-607 Child Care Verification (English)
  • 18-607sp Child Care Verification (Spanish)

I want to receive child support and I have a child support order

Print, complete, sign, then mail, fax or bring us the 18-078, 14-057 and the 18-433 forms:

  • 18-078 Enrollment Form (called a Nonassistance Support Enforcement Services application) (English)
  • 14-057 Child Support Enforcement Referral (English)
  • 18-433 Declaration of Support Payments (English)

Forms available in Spanish below.

  • 18-078sp Enrollment Form (Spanish)
  • 14-057sp Child Support Enforcement Referral (Spanish)
  • 18-433sp Declaration of Support Payments (Spanish)

Keep the following for your records:

  • 16-072 Nonassistance Support Enforcement Information  (English)
  • 16-072sp Nonassistance Support Enforcement Information (Spanish)

 

I just want the Child Support Schedule Worksheets and instructions

 

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