Division of Child Support

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Alert for users of Secure Access Washington

Many customers of the Division of Child Support use Secure Access Washington (SAW), the statewide portal for transactions, to pay child support, report new hires and other interactions with state agencies. The portal was recently refreshed and may appear different when you next open it. If you have questions about your child-support-related transactions and SAW please call the Community Relations Unit at 360-664-5200360-664-5200360-664-5200.

New newsletter for community partners

Many, many organizations, both public and private, help us help parents raise happy, healthy kids who grow up and realize their full potential. If you or your organization would like to know more about the work we do and how we can work together subscribe to our new newsletter by clicking on the green icon on this page.

If you missed our inaugural edition send us an email and we will add you to our subscriber list.  Thank you for your help supporting families.

Attention employers

A new law takes effect on Jan. 1, 2019 requiring most employers to remit child support electronically. To find out more, go to the Employer page of our website.

Do you have a question about child support?

Please call us at 1-800-442-KIDS1-800-442-KIDS1-800-442-KIDS1-800-442-KIDS (1-800-442-54371-800-442-54371-800-442-54371-800-442-5437). 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.



What We Do

We help parents contribute to brighter futures for their children through collection and disbursement of child support.