Electronic Payments

Most employers are required to pay electronically. It is easy to do and saves money by reducing paperwork, handling costs, and bank charges. See below for payment options.

Child Support Internet Payment service through Secure Access Washington (SAW) DCS Online

  • DCSOnline is secure and free.
  • Users create their own SAW Account, User ID, and Password, along with adding DCS Online, their company, and banking information.
  • Employers can either add their employees to the system or upload an existing payroll file.
  • You can find information on how to set up and use a DCS Online account on our Employer Educational Materials page.
  • For technical assistance, call the Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Team at 1-800-468-7422.

ACH Credit and Debit

  • Automated Clearing House (ACH) Credit with addenda
    • Funds are transferred to the DCS bank account using an Automated Clearing House credit transaction similar to a direct deposit.
    • DCS will accept records in CCD+ or CTX format.
    • Check with your financial institution to determine their EFT/EDI capabilities, transaction costs, and for help with the application process.
    • Bank Routing Number: 021052053, Check Accounting Number: 46922337.
    • Additional information: User Guide for Electronic Child Support Payments.
  • Repetitive Automated Clearing House (ACH) Debit
    • Employers authorize DCS to automatically take payments from their bank accounts until the employer notifies DCS to stop or make payments.
    • Employers who use this option need to submit a completed EFT Authorization Form.
  • IMPORTANT: If you decide to use either of these options, payments may not stop automatically when employment terminates or when Income Withholding Orders are released.
    • If you have recurring ACH debits set up, please contact our EFT Customer Service at 1-800-468-7422 to have it canceled after your employee’s last pay date.
    • If you are initiating ACH credits to the DCS bank account, please contact your bank about any next steps for cancellation.
    • If you are unsure which option you used, or have any other questions about this, please contact our EFT Customer Service at 1-800-468-7422.

For more information about all of these options, please see the Employer's Guide to Child Support, or call the EFT Team at 1-800-468-7422.

Mail Option for employers not required to remit electronic payments or waiting to complete the EFT setup process:

                  Washington State Support Registry
                  PO Box 45868
                  Olympia, WA 98504-5868

Be sure to include each employee's name and case number or Social Security number so we can apply the payments appropriately.

Contact Us

For other employer-related questions, call the Employer Relations Team at 1-800-562-0479, or email with your child support questions.