Enroll for Child Support Services

DSHS Division of Child Support (DCS) is here to help parents provide their children with brighter futures. Child support orders make sure children receive regular financial support after their parents separate.

Depending on your personal situation, there are several ways you can apply for child support services in Washington. Please read through the options below to see how we may be able to help you. If you have questions about applying for child support services, please call 1-800-442-KIDS (1-800-442-5437).

Completed child support applications and any supporting documents must be sent by mail to:

Division of Child Support
Central Services
P.O. Box 11520
Tacoma, Washington 98411-5520

Once you send in your application, send any child support payments you receive to the Washington State Support Registry. DCS must have a physical record of all payments made by the non-custodial parent. Send one application for each noncustodial parent.

My children live with me and I am without a Child Support Order
Download, complete and send to DCS, please fill out all of the following forms:

  • 18-078 Application for Nonassistance Support Enforcement Services
  • 14-057 Child Support Enforcement Referral

Keep these forms for your records:

  • 16-072 Nonassistance Support Enforcement Information

If you want DCS to establish or enforce a child care obligation with a child support obligation, please also download, complete and return the following form and proof of payment:

My children live with me and I already have a Child Support Order
Download, complete and send to DCS, all of the following forms:

  • 18-078 Application for Nonassistance Support Enforcement Services
  • 14-057 Child Support Enforcement Referral
  • 18-433 Declaration of Support Payments

Keep the following form for your records:

  • 16-072 Nonassistance Support Enforcement Information

My children do not live with me and I am without a Child Support Order
Download, complete and send to DCS, all of the following forms:

  • 14-057B Noncustodial Parent Child Support Enforcement Application

Keep the following form for your records:

  • 16-107 Noncustodial Parent's Rights and Responsibilities

My children do not live with me and I have a Child Support Order
Download, complete and send to DCS, the following form:

  • 14-057B Noncustodial Parent Child Support Enforcement Application

Keep the following form for your records:

  • 16-107 Noncustodial Parent's Rights and Responsibilities

I just want the Child Support Schedule Worksheets or instructions

You can also get an application at any one of the nine DCS field offices or by contacting the DCS office nearest to you.

Expect an application within five days of your telephone request. If there is no support order and both parents live in Washington, be sure to ask for a copy of the Washington State Child Support schedule too.