How do I apply for DCS Services?

Click here to try out the on-line Automated Child Support Worksheets.

First decide which application package below fits your circumstances and then download all of the associated forms for that selection.

Mail your completed application to the following address:

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.

I am a Custodial Parent with 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
  • 16-072 Nonassistance Support Enforcement Information

I am a Custodial Parent without a Child Support Order
Download, complete and send to DCS, all of the following forms:

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:

I am a Noncustodial Parent with a Child Support Order
Download, complete and send to DCS, all of the following forms:

  • 14-057B Noncustodial Parent Child Support Enforcement Application
  • 16-107 Noncustodial Parent's Rights and Responsibilities

I am a Noncustodial Parent without a Child Support Order
Download, complete and send to DCS, all of the following forms:

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.